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. The first place prize is $1,500 and the second place prize is $700.

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

Entry Form

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, which provides further details about this opportunity.

See information on Past Contests & Competitions.


Professor Kwall's Articles Listed Among Most Cited, Top Downloads

Professor Roberta Kwall’s article "Inspiration and Innovation: The Intrinsic Dimension of the Artistic Soul" (Notre Dame Law Review) appears in the recently released list of the most cited IP articles published over the last 10 years. This article and "Author-Stories: Narrative's Implications for Moral Rights and Copyright's Joint Authorship Doctrine" (Southern California Law Review) also are included in SSRN's all-time top 10 download list for Philosophy Research Network: Aesthetic Experience, Judgment, Value.

14th Annual IP Scholars Conference

Professors Joshua Sarnoff and Stefania Fusco participated in the 14th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC) held at Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (BCLT) at the UC Berkeley School of Law on August 7 and 8, 2014.

CIPLIT Hosts Third International IP Scholars Roundtable and Hosier Scholar Lecture

On May 1 and 2, 2014, 22 senior scholars from the United States and various other countries held a roundtable at DePaul on international intellectual property law issues.

Professor Sarnoff Named Edison Scholar

Professor Joshua Sarnoff has been appointed a Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholar for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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