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Contests & Competitions

The Richmond Journal of Law and Technology Writing Competition

The Richmond Journal of Law and Technology is announcing the 2014-2015 Student Law and Technology Writing Competition.

The deadline is Sunday, January 11, 2015, at midnight EST.

As a reminder, from receipt of this e-mail until midnight EST on Sunday, January 11, 2015, all law students across the country will be eligible to compete in the competition for cash prizes and a chance to be published in a future issue of the Journal. 

First Place Prize: $1,500
Second Place Prize: $700

 

McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program

Each year, McAndrews offers a $5,000 fellowship and a paid summer clerkship to a qualified first-year law student at an ABA-accredited law school who has a diverse background, possesses a degree in science or engineering, and is committed to pursuing a career in patent law in Chicago.

Applications for the 2014 fellowship will be accepted from December 1, 2014, through January 15, 2015.

As a summer associate, the Diversity Fellow will gain experience in a wide range of intellectual property law and will be eligible to receive an offer to return for a second summer. To facilitate the Diversity Fellow’s professional growth and learning, a member of the McAndrews Diversity Committee will serve as a mentor and resource.

The link to our website is www.mcandrews-ip.com, which provides further details about this opportunity.


Past Contests and Competitions


2014 Berkeley Technology Law Journal Writing Competition

  • 1st Prize: $2,000 & Publication in the Fall 2014 Issue os BTLJ*
  • 2nd Prize: $750
  • 3rd Prize: $500
  • Aldo J. Test Award for Best Berkeley Law Submission: $1000

TOPICS: We will accept submissions from J.D. candidates on a wide variety of topics at the intersection of law and technology, including but not limited to: technology and the public interest, privacy, internet law, intellectual property, antitrust, First Amendment issues, entertainment and new media, telecommunications, biotechnology, and cybercrime.

DEADLINE: Submissions must be received by 5pm PST on March 1, 2014.

RULES:

  1. The competition is open to all J.D. candidates.
  2. Each student may submit only one entry.
  3. Submitted papers must be unpublished. Papers must be no more than 50 pages long, including footnotes. Do NOT use endnotes. Margins should be 1", minimum. Body text must be double-spaced. Font must be Times New Roman or a similar serif font, and 12 point. Footnotes may be 10 pt. and single-spaced but there should be a space between notes. Citations must conform to the 19th Ed. of The Bluebook. Submissions are judged anonymously, so the authors name should not appear anywhere on the paper.
  4. To submit electronically, please send the completed cover sheet and a copy of your paper to btljwritingcompetition@gmail.com. Submissions MUST include a signed cover sheet that may be downloaded from the Journal website. Please submit your paper as a Microsoft Word 1997-2004 compatible document (.doc format).
    Submit an electronic copy of your (1) paper and (2) cover sheet to: btljwritingcompetition@gmail.com
  5. Winners will be notified and final results will appear on the Journals website in late spring. Due to the large number of entries, the Journal cannot contact other entrants.

Visit http://www.btlj.org or e-mail btljwritingcompetition@gmail.com with questions.

Siena Caruso & Steven McCarty
Notes & Comments Editors
Berkeley Technology Law Journal
U.C. Berkeley School of Law

*To be eligible for publication, the winning article must meet the Journals publication standards.


IT-Lex Technology Law and Foley & Lardner LLP Technology Law Writing Contest

Winners receive cash prizes, publication in the IT-Lex Journal and invitations to become IT-Lex Members. The first place winner will have the opportunity to present his or her article at the IT-Lex Innovate Conference on October 9-10 of 2014.

IT-Lex (www.it-lex.org) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to educational, literary, and scientific advancement in the field of technology law. Our 2014 Technology Law Writing Competition is sponsored by the law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP.

  • 1st Place: $6,000
  • 2nd Place: $2,000
  • 3rd Place: $1,000

All law students in good standing at an ABA accredited Law school are eligible to enter the writing competition. Submission topics must address technology law topics, and meet the criteria and specifications listed at www.it-lex.org/writing-contest. Submissions are due May 2, 2014.


2013-2014 Intellectual Property Student Writing Competition

Georgia State University College of Law is accepting submissions for its third annual Intellectual Property Student Writing Competition in 2014. Papers should address legal issues and challenges in the intellectual property field.

  • First Place: $3,000
  • Second Place: $2,000
  • Third Place: $1,000

Winning papers will be published in the conference materials for the 2014 Corporate IP Institute, an annual two-day event with about 200 IP professionals discussing intellectual property issues, stories and strategies of corporations at Georgia State University College of Law. In addition, the first place winner may present her or his paper at the conference.

Eligibility Requirements: Individuals enrolled at an ABA accredited law school are eligible to enter. Papers may not have more than one author (no co-authorship).

Submission Guidelines: Entries in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat format should be emailed to iplaw@gsu.edu no later than Wednesday, April 30.

Papers must represent original works not previously published or targeted for submission to another journal, law review or other periodical for publication until the winning papers are announced. Papers should be 30 to 50 double-spaced pages with footnotes. Each entry must include the name of the individual entrant's law school, the student's class/program in law school, and contact information (mailing address, telephone number and email address).

Judging: Winners will be determined at the sole discretion of Georgia State University College of Law. All entrants will be notified of the competition results via email or by letter. Judging criteria include: originality of thought; contributions to the law and practice; completeness of scholarly research and the overall style and content of the work.

Publishing Rights: Authors will retain ownership of the copyright for all works submitted. However, authors receiving any award must first grant Corporate IP Institute a worldwide, royalty free, non-exclusive license to publish the work or have the work published. All authors shall retain the right to publish or have published submitted articles.

For additional information and questions email iplaw@gsu.edu.

 

2011 Allen J. Hoover Memorial Award

The DePaul College of Law Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT) is accepting applications for the 2011 Allen J. Hoover Memorial Award.

The family of Allen J. Hoover and the law firm of Wood Phillips created this $5,000 award in memory of the late Allen J. Hoover, who earned his law degree from DePaul in 1965. This award will be given to a May, 2011, graduating DePaul JD student who is expected to make the greatest contribution to the practice of intellectual property law as determined by the College of Law. The award will be presented by the firm at a reception held at the College of Law.

Students who wish to be considered for this award must submit the following:

  1. A current resume
  2. A copy of your unofficial transcript
  3. A statement of no more than two pages explaining why you feel that you will make a strong contribution to the field of intellectual property law during the course of your career. 
The deadline to submit applications is February 24, 2011.

Please e-mail your applications to CIPLIT Associate Director, Ellen Gutiontov at egutiont@depaul.edu


Berkeley Technology Law Journal 2011 Writing Competition

BERKELEY TECHNOLOGY LAW JOURNAL 2011 WRITING COMPETITION

  • 1st Prize: $2,000 & Publication in the Fall 2011 issue of BTLJ*
  • 2nd Prize: $750
  • 3rd Prize: $500

TOPICS: We will accept submissions on a wide variety of topics at the intersection of law and technology, including but not limited to: intellectual property, antitrust, First Amendment, entertainment and new media, telecommunications, biotechnology, internet, and cybercrime.

DEADLINE: Submissions must be received by 5pm PST on Feb. 25, 2011.

RULES:

  1. The competition is open to all J.D. candidates.
  2. Each student may submit only one entry.
  3. Submitted papers must be unpublished. Papers must be no more than 50 pages long, including footnotes. Do NOT use endnotes. Margins should be 1, minimum. Body text must be doublespaced. Font must be Times New Roman or a similar serif font, and 12 point. Footnotes may be 10 pt and single-spaced but there should be a space between notes. Citations must conform to the 19th Ed. of The Bluebook. Submissions are judged anonymously, so the authors name should not appear anywhere on the paper.
  4. To submit electronically, please send the completed cover sheet and a copy of your paper to btljwritingcompetition@gmail.com. Submissions MUST include a signed cover sheet that may be downloaded from the Journal website.
    Submit an electronic copy of your (1) paper and (2) cover sheet to: btljwritingcompetition@gmail.com
  5. Winners will be notified and final results will appear on the Journals website in late spring. Due to the large number of entries, the Journal cannot contact other entrants.

Visit http://www.btlj.org or e-mail btljwritingcompetition@gmail.com with questions.

Michelle Ma & Kelly Yang
Notes & Comments Editors
Berkeley Technology Law Journal

*To be eligible for publication, the winning article must meet the Journals publication standards.


2010-2011 Ladas Memorial Award Competition

Attention Students, Practitioners and Academics:
Don't forget to submit your papers by January 17

The Ladas Memorial Award Competition is open to all students, practitioners and academics interested in trademarks and trademark law.

Sponsored by the law firm of Ladas & Parry LLP, the Ladas Memorial Award Competition was established in memory of the outstanding contributions to international intellectual property law made by the distinguished practitioner and author Stephen P. Ladas.

Student Category
Authors must be enrolled as either full or part-time law or graduate school students. For students outside the United States, university enrollment is acceptable.

Professional Category
Authors may be legal practitioners, business professionals and/or academics. No restrictions regarding level of experience or years in practice apply.

Awards
Award winners will be announced in April 2011! Winners receive US $2,000 each and a set of Stephen P. Ladas' three-volume treatise.

Funding for the Ladas Memorial Award is provided by the law firm of Ladas & Parry LLP.

For more information, please click here.
For the rules, please click here.

Allen Hoover Memorial Award

The DePaul College of Law Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT) is accepting applications for the 2010 Allen J. Hoover Memorial Award.

The family of Allen J. Hoover and the law firm of Wood Phillips created this $5,000 award in memory of the late Allen J. Hoover, who earned his law degree from DePaul in 1965. This award will be given to a May, 2010, graduating DePaul JD student who is expected to make the greatest contribution to the practice of intellectual property law as determined by the College of Law. The award will be presented by the firm at a reception held at the College of Law.

Please submit the following:

  • A current resume
  • A copy of your unofficial transcript
  • A statement of no more than two pages explaining why you feel that you will make a strong contribution to the field of intellectual property law during the course of your career

The deadline to submit applications is February 5, 2010.

Please e-mail your applications to Associate Director of CIPLIT, Ellen Gutiontov, at egutiont@depaul.edu