Gabriela Zapata is St. John’s newest IP Honors Scholar. In addition to receiving an annual tuition stipend of $10,000 to fund her studies, she will benefit from individualized career development support and special opportunities to engage in academic endeavors related to her field of interest.
Advised by Professor Jeremy Sheff, founding director of the Law School’s Intellectual property Law Center, she completed her note, "Augmenting Our Reality: The (Un)Official Strategy Guide to Providing First Amendment Protection for Players and Designers of Location-Based Augmented Reality Video Games,” for publication in the February 2019 issue of the St. John’s Law Review. In it, Signorelli analyzes First Amendment constraints on municipalities that attempt to regulate the playing of location-based augmented reality video games on public property.
Sean McGrath '18 added to his writing competition wins with top honors at this year's Phil Cowan Memorial/BMI Scholarship Writing Competition sponsored by the New York State Bar Association's Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section.
The IPLC is home to the Intellectual Property Honors Program. Selected entering St. John’s Law students who plan to pursue IP practice receive an annual tuition stipend of $10,000to fund their studies, individualized career development support, and special opportunities to engage in academic endeavors related to their field of interest.
The IPLC is home to the Intellectual Property Honors Program. Under its auspices, selected entering St. John’s Law students who plan to pursue intellectual property practice receive an annual tuition stipend of $10,000to fund their studies, as well as special opportunities to engage in academic endeavors related to their field of interest for their full three years at the Law School.
Each year, the NYIPLA selects one law school to receive this $10,000 scholarship. The law school then awards it to one student on the IP faculty’s recommendation and based on selective criteria. This year's winner is Ashana Nandram, '18.
"The Jan Jancin Award is the highest honor that the leading national bar associations bestow on an intellectual property law student each year,” said Professor Jeremy Sheff, who nominated Sarah for the award.