IP Annual Writing Competition

The Intellectual Property Law Section writing contest was established in 2004 to provide an opportunity for second- and third-year law students to express in writing their insight and knowledge in the areas of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets or trade dress. As a tangible incentive, the section established a set of cash awards for the winners.

The annual writing competition is open to all second and third year law students currently enrolled in one of the following Pennsylvania law schools: Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Duquesne University School of Law, Penn State Dickinson Law, Penn State Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and Widener University Commonwealth Law School.

Submissions must be the entrant’s original creation and may not have been published previously. A panel of qualified judges selects the winners based on content, quality and relevancy.

2018 Contest Winners:

First place – Laura Lipschutz, Penn State Law
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Second place – Lara M. Ruggerio, Villanova University School of Law
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Third place – Chandel Boozer, Villanova University School of Law
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Honorable Mention – Seth Fenster, Villanova University School of Law
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2017 Contest Winners:

First place – Eliese (Liesel) Herzl-Betz, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
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Second place – Chandel Boozer, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
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Third place – Ross Kirchgasser, Drexel University, Kline School of Law
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Honorable mention - P. Michael Jones, Duquesne University School of Law
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2016 Contest Winners:

First place – Hannah L. Bedard from University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Second place – Jessica Watkins from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
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Third place – Jessica L. Santiago from Widener University Commonwealth Law School
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Honorable mention - Christie L. Larochelle from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
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2005-2015 Contest Winners

 
 
 
 

 


 

 

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