IP Center Student Awards

Jan Jancin Nominees

Since 2011, the Robert H. McKinney School of Law Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation has nominated its most outstanding IP student  for awards in The American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation’s Jan Jancin Competition.   The Jan Jancin Competition includes two separate awards offered to law students nominated by their schools who have excelled in the study of intellectual property law. The first award is the Jan Jancin Award, which includes a cash award of $5,000. The second award has been established by the Past Presidents of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and awards up to a maximum of a $2,500 cash award.  Details about the award process may be found at http://www.aipla.org/resources2/programs/Pages/default.aspx.

Our Past Jan Jancin Nominees
  •  Thomas M. Landrigan (2011) (Currently an Associate in the IP Law Department of Barnes & Thornburg, Indianapolis, IN)
  •  Mandar Anant Joshi (2012) (Currently a Patent Attorney at the IP Law Firm of Saliwanchik Lloyd & Eisenschenk, Gainesville, FL)
  •  Pervin R. Taleyarkhan (2013) (Currently a Legal Associate at Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization, West Lafayette, IN)

New IP Center Student Awards

Beginning with the 2013-14 Academic Year, the following IP Center Awards have been established. 

Outstanding Graduating IP Student:   This $1,000  award will recognize our most outstanding graduating IP student who has exemplified excellence in intellectual property law studies and has made important contributions to the IP Center and IP law.    It is anticipated that the recipient of this award will typically be our Jan Jancin Nominee as well.

Outstanding 2L IP Student: This $500 award will recognize our most promising IP student in the student’s penultimate year of studies.

Outstanding IP Advocate:  This $250 award will recognize the most outstanding IP Moot Court Advocate, selected from a team competing in IP Moot Court Competitions (including, but not limited to,  the AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition and the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition).

Outstanding IP Scholarship: This $250 award will recognize the most outstanding work of scholarship by an IP student published or selected for publication since the close of the prior academic year.

If interested in being considered for a Jan Jancin nomination or an IP Center Award, please submit the following information to the IP Center Coordinator, Kyle Galster by April 1, 2014.   Students interested in being considered for any of these awards should submit their resumes and other pertinent information, including overall GPA, IP-courses taken and grades received in each IP course, any IP papers written (whether for credit or for a journal), and any other leadership or community activities engaged in that are relevant to the IP world.