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Public Utility Law Section's Writing Competition

The author of the best student article, as judged by the Public Utility Law Section Board of Directors, will receive an award of $400 in cash.

The competition is open to all J.D. candidates at the University of Wisconsin and Marquette University. Only one submission per year per student will be accepted for consideration. A submission from a previous year may not be resubmitted in a subsequent year for consideration.

Academic credit may also be available; the Public Utility Law Section Board of Directors suggests that students check with the appropriate professor or instructor.

The subject matter of the articles may relate to any branch of public utility law, including electric energy and natural gas (e.g., renewable energy or greenhouse gas regulation), water (e.g., water conservation and efficiency), or telecommunications (e.g., regulation of broadband as a common carrier). The judges will evaluate each submission on several criteria, including complexity and difficulty of topic, depth and quality of analysis, relevance and timeliness of topic and organization and clarity of writing style.

The submission deadline is March 17, 2017.

For a full list of competition rules and details, please contact Megan Zurbriggen at org mzurbriggen wisbar wisbar mzurbriggen org.

Intellectual Property & Technology Law Section Announces Writing Competition Winners

The Intellectual Property and Technology Law Section proudly announces the winners of its Annual Writing Contest for Law Students attending a Wisconsin law school. The first place winner, Alexander Perwich, won a $3,000 cash prize for his paper “Kienitz v. Sconnie Nation, LLC: The Sevent [sic] Circuit’s Necessary Resistance to Defining the Fair Use Doctrine Solely in Terms of Transformativeness”; the second place winner, Danielle Grant-Keane, won a $2,000 cash prize for her paper “Federal Trademark Protection: The Unattainable High of the Marijuana Industry” and the third place winner, Jason Muth, won a $1,000 cash prize for his paper “The Emerging Role of Investor-State Dispute Settlement Arbitration in Resolving Patent Disputes Under the Trans-Pacific Partnership.” The title of each paper is a link to a PDF of each winning paper.



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