Friday, September 06, 2013

Copyright Office fellowships; Prof. Brauneis appointed

U.S. Copyright Office Announces Ringer Fellowships and Kaminstein Scholars, Names Brauneis of The George Washington University:

Maria A. Pallante, the Register of Copyrights, today announced the creation of two fellowships designed for developing lawyers and established scholars, respectively….

The Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program offers 18 to 24-month paid fellowships for recent law school graduates and other attorneys in the early stages of their careers. Candidates must have a strong interest in copyright law and a demonstrated record of achievement in law school or in practice. . . .

Ringer Fellows will be closely mentored by senior attorneys, and may work on any number of issues, including major studies and analyses, legislation, international developments, and litigation. The program complements the Copyright Office's existing law clerk program, whereby law students and recent graduates spend a semester or summer volunteering in one of the Office's legal divisions, often for academic credit.

The Abraham L. Kaminstein Scholar in Residence Program allows the Register to bring leading academics to the Copyright Office to work on mutually beneficial projects for a sustained period of time. . . .

Professor Robert Brauneis will serve as the first Kaminstein Scholar….

For additional information about these opportunities, including how to apply, please visit the Copyright Office's website at

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