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CTIC Interdisciplinary Scholarship Program is accepting applications from JD students pursuing joint degrees in law and technology

October 25, 2021

The CTIC Interdisciplinary Scholarship Program awards $40,000 to up to three students to help offset tuition expenses for their additional year of study at Penn Engineering.

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC) is accepting applications for the CTIC Interdisciplinary Scholarship Program, a competitive program that awards scholarships to JD students pursuing joint degrees in law and technology. These include JD/MSE, JD/MCIT, and JD/PhD degrees from Penn Law and University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science (Penn Engineering).

Each year Penn Law and CTIC award $40,000 to up to three students to help offset tuition expenses for their additional year of study at Penn Engineering.

Current 1L and 2L students who plan to pursue the JD/MSE (Master of Science in Engineering), JD/MCIT (Master of Computer and Information Technology), or the JD/PhD at Penn Engineering are eligible to apply for a scholarship. (The JD/MCIT and JD/MSE are four-year programs. Students typically spend their first year at the law school and their second or third year at Penn Engineering; during the other two years, they take classes at both schools.)

Penn Law student Jinlin Ye (L’22) is the most recent recipient of the CTIC Law and Tech Interdisciplinary Scholarship. Jinlin is pursuing an MSE in Data Science along with his JD/MBA to better understand the application of data in the intersection of law and finance. “I am so excited and very grateful for this opportunity,” he said, adding that “the scholarship will make it possible for me to develop the necessary knowledge to understand the power of data analytics in the context of law and finance.”

For all Penn Engineering masters’ programs, the application deadline is February 1, 2022. The application deadline for the CTIC Interdisciplinary Scholarship Program is February 15, 2022.

Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to work closely with CTIC faculty who are renowned experts in intellectual property, Internet law, and technology policy. The recipients contribute to CTIC’s mission of delivering and promoting foundational research that aims to shape the way legislators, regulatory authorities, and scholars develop policies and regulatory frameworks for technology, intellectual property, antitrust, privacy, and related fields.

Interested students should contact Amanda S. Aronoff, Director, Cross-Disciplinary Programs & Academic Options, at aramanda@law.upenn.edu. Applications will be reviewed by the CTIC Scholarship Program Committee and must include a statement of purpose and a copy of the student’s MCIT or MSE application.

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