Intellectual Property Student Writing Competition

Deadline: 04/30/2013

Competition Website

2012-2013 Intellectual Property Student Writing Competition

Georgia State University College of Law is accepting submissions for its second annual Intellectual Property Student Writing Competition in 2013. 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 2013 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 no later than Tuesday, 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).


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.

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