The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is proud to offer theMark T. Banner Scholarship for law
students. This scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Courtís commitment to
fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and
professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds.
We are pleased to announce the 2012 scholarship winners.
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 the fall semester 2013 are
eligible to apply for the Mark T. Banner Scholarship.
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;
- Leadership qualities and community involvement;
- Member of a historically under represented group in IP law (including race, sex,
ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability). The application 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.
The recipient of the Mark T. Banner Diversity Scholarship will receive $5,000 payable for the
Fall semester of his or her second or third year of law school.
Applications will be accepted from now through November 16, 2012*. The winner will be notified
inMarch 2013 and the award will be announced at the Linn Inn of Courtís annual dinner in June
2013. Applicants will submit the following documents for consideration:
- Completed Mark T. Banner Scholarship Application Form
- Academic transcripts (law school, undergraduate/graduate school)
- Three page statement describing (a) how ethics, civility and professionalism have been a focus of the candidate; (b) how diversity has impacted the candidate; and (c) your commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law
- Contact information for three references
*Selections for scholarships by the Inn are final and not subject to review by the
American Inns of Court Foundation. All materials submitted by applicants shall become the property of the Linn
Inn, for disposal or to be retained as the Linn sees fit. Awards of scholarships will include Inn press releases, may
reveal information about the applicant from the application materials and interview, and may become known to the
applicantsí fellow students, law school faculty and administration, family, friends, and others.