The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is once again offering a $5,000 scholarship to  law students planning to pursue intellectual property careers. The scholarship will apply for fall 2017 tuition. To be eligible students must be in the second or third year of law school in the fall of 2017. Applications are due by November 23, 2016. The Linn Inn’s website has additional information, including registration information.

For those interested, here is more information about the scholarship from the Linn Inn:

Law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through at least the Fall semester 2017 are eligible to apply for the Mark T. Banner Scholarship.

Selection Criteria
Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Mark T. Banner Scholarship review board based on the following criteria:

  • Commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law. An ability to demonstrate commitment to the pursuit of a career in intellectual property law is an essential requirement.
  • Commitment, qualities and actions toward ethics, civility and professionalism.
  • Academic merit (undergraduate, graduate and law school).
  • Written and oral communication skills determined in part through a telephone interview for finalists.
  • Leadership qualities and community involvement.
  • Member of a historically underrepresented group in IP law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability). The applicant should discuss how diversity has impacted his or her pursuit of a career in IP law and how the applicant has faced and overcome the challenges associated therewith. Diversity is considered, but is one element among several in the award decision. 

Financial Award
The recipient of the Mark T. Banner Scholarship will receive $5,000 payable for the Fall 2017 semester of his or her second or third year of law school.


Applications will be accepted from now through November 23, 2016.  For more information or to apply, please visit this website: