STUDENT WRITING COMPETITIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS IN IP LAW

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Other law schools maintain lists of student writing competitions in IP, technology, arts, and entertainment law.

Of particular interest to Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh-based law students, the following competitions take place each year.

Pennsylvania Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section Writing Competition This competition is open to all second and third year students enrolled in Pennsylvania law schools, writing papers in the areas of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or trade dress. There is a maximum word count of 3500 words, including footnotes. Entries are typically due in mid-April.  There are cash awards for the top papers, and the winning entries are published in the PBA-IPLS Newsletter and on the PBA website. For more information, look through the website at pabar.org.

Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) Leadership Award This competition is open to law students attending the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne Law Schools. One student from each school is recognized each year with a $1,000 award for leadership in the field of intellectual property law. Further details are available here.