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DePaul student receives 2017 Scandaglia Ryan Intellectual Property Legal Writing Award

2017 Scandaglia and Ryan winner Nolan Leuthauser
2017 Scandaglia Ryan Intellectual Property Legal Writing Award Nolan Leuthauser (fourth from left). Also pictured (from left to right): William J. Ryan, Michael S. Shapiro, DePaul Law Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea, and Gregory J. Scandaglia.
For the fifteenth consecutive year, Scandaglia Ryan LLP presented the Scandaglia Ryan Intellectual Property Legal Writing Award to Nolan Leuthauser. The honor is given annually during the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology (CPLIT®) ceremony to the 2L who receives the highest grade in the first-year IP Legal Writing Program. 

Although Leuthauser came to law school with an interest in intellectual property, he has since discovered a fascination in all areas of the law. Set to be a summer associate at Kirkland & Ellis, he hopes to gain experience in substantive areas within its litigation department. This award is a particularly important honor for him because “I try to do all that I can every day to make myself a better future lawyer, and I know that the most important thing I can do is improve my writing skills.”

Scandaglia Ryan LLP founded and has sponsored the IP Legal Writing Award since its inception in 2002. Past recipients include Jonathan M. Crowley, Kyle Dickinson, Stephen C. Jarvis, Nicholas C. Thompson, Emily Monteith, Justin Piper, Jonathan Schildt, Nicholas J. Angelocci, Jamey A. Orchik, Lee James, Jeremy Bridge, Hillary A. Mann, Philipp Ruben and Lauren Bursey.