An award of $10,000 will be given in memory of Helen W. Nies, former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Special considerations for the award include (a) encouraging the participation of women lawyers in the legal profession, (b) recognizing the contributions of women lawyers to society in general, (c) highlighting academic excellence, (d) addressing need, and (e) advancing the interest of women law students in intellectual property. Only one scholarship is available each year. The award is presented at the Association's annual dinner in November.
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- Restricted to female students
- Both full-time and part-time students
Restricted to students studying