To be presented at the January 2016 Annual Meeting of the Intellectual
Property Law Section in New York, NY, to the authors of the
best publishable papers on subjects relating to the protection of intellectual
property not published elsewhere, scheduled for publication, or awarded another
First Prize: $2,000
Second Prize: $1,000
COMPETITION RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
To be eligible for the competition, a contestant must be the
sole author of a submitted paper, and at the time of submission must be either
(1) a student in full-time attendance at a law school located in New York
State, or (2) a member of the Intellectual Property Law Section who is a
student in full-time attendance at an out-of-state law school or who was in
full-time attendance at a law school located in the United States at least as
recently as May 2014. (Non-members
wishing to join the IP Section may do so at www.nysba.org/Join. First join
NYSBA, then select the Intellectual Property Law Section.) A contestant must have completed a submitted
paper while he or she was enrolled in full-time attendance at a law school,
without additions or other revisions having been made to it since ceasing to
have been a full-time student other than to correct spelling or grammatical
errors and to format it in accordance with the criteria presented below (such
as to reduce its length to no more than 35 pages).
The deadline for submission of papers is December 4, 2015. An
electronic copy must be submitted by e-mail to IntellectualProperty@nysba.org prior
to 5pm on December 4. An additional hard copy may also be submitted, but is not required.
Papers will be judged by the Section and must meet the following criteria or
points will be deducted:
longer than 35 pages,
(footnotes must be single-spaced);
- and a
cover page indicating the submitter’s name, law school and expected year
of graduation, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and
employment information (if applicable).
should exhibit thorough and accurate legal research, logical thought
process with clarity of expression, and a well-grounded conclusion.
As indicated above, please note that submissions should be
on subjects relating to the protection of intellectual property not published
elsewhere, scheduled for publication, or awarded another prize.
Winning papers may be published in the Section’s
publication Bright Ideas. Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed to
the author of the winning paper for attendance at the Annual Meeting to receive
The judges reserve the right to: not consider any papers
submitted late or with incomplete information, not publish papers, and/or
determine that no entries are prize-worthy or publishable.
Entries by e-mail and hard copy (optional) to:
Email: IntellectualProperty@nysba.org Mail: Stephanie Bugos, NYSBA,
One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207. Comments and/or questions may be directed to
the Chair of the IP Section’s Young Lawyers Committee: Nyasha S. Foy, Esq., firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE 2014 WRITING
First Place Winner:
Georgetown University Law Center
Second Place Winner:
Brooklyn Law School