Cooley Announces Writing Competition for Michigan Law Students

January 31, 2012 – The Thomas M. Cooley Law School graduate program in intellectual law and the intellectual property law section of the State Bar of Michigan are co-sponsors of the second annual Michigan Innovation and IP Legal Writing Competition. All law students in Michigan are invited to submit entries. The competition seeks to recognize outstanding original works of legal scholarship in the fields of intellectual property and innovation law.

The competition is open to students enrolled in J.D. degree programs at any ABA-accredited Michigan law school between Jan. 1, 2011 – May 1, 2012. Individuals wishing to participate in the competition must submit their work electronically no later than May 15. 

Prizes being awarded include: first place, $500; second place, $300 and third place $200.

Each of the top three will have their work published in the IPLS Proceedings journal and receive their choice of complimentary registration for the 38th Annual Intellectual Property Summer Institute, July 19-21, 2012, or 2013 Spring Intellectual Property Seminar.

More information on the competition can be found at:

About Cooley Law School: Founded in 1972, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 15,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and its new campus in Tampa Bay, Florida.



Innovation and Intellectual Property Writing Competition is in its 2nd year

Open to Michigan law students enrolled in J.D. programs at accredited schools

Prizes: first place, $500; second place, $300 and third place $200

Deadline is May 15, 2012

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