About the Scholarship

The New York Intellectual Property Law Association started a writing competition for law students and named it as "Honorable William C. Conner Writing Competition". In recognition of Honorable William C. Conner's significant contributions to the field of Intellectual Property, the Association established this competition in his name in the year 1992. The competition was established to recognize exceptionally written papers that are submitted by law students and is presented each year at the Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner.


How to Apply for this scholarship?

  • All candidates must submit the entries electronically by February 28, 2020,

  • Entries must be either in "Microsoft Word" or "PDF" format and further must be formatted as double-spaced text. There is a twenty (20) page maximum limit for all entries.

  • The entries will be judged on interest and suitability of the topic, organization, legal analysis, writing, and professionalism of the work product.


Award Amount and Deadline:

The scholarship award amount is $1,500 for a winner and $1000 for runner up students awarded per academic year.

All scholarship applications are postmarked by February 28, 2020.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The award is open to all students enrolled in a J.D or LL.M. program.

  • The award is evaluated based on the written papers submitted by the students.

  • An entry must be directed to any of the following subject areas of intellectual property, i.e., patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair trade practices, antitrust, and data security/privacy issues.