New scholarship to be awarded to JD students pursuing joint degrees in law and technology

  • The CTIC Scholars Program will provide up to $40,000 for students pursuing joint degrees in law and technology.

Penn Law and the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition are pleased to announce the creation of the CTIC Scholars Program, a competitive scholarship to be awarded to JD students pursuing a joint degree in law and technology.

Up to three students per year will receive the scholarship, which provides up to $40,000 to help offset tuition expenses for the additional year of study at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science. Students pursing a joint degree typically spend their first year at the Law School and their second at Penn Engineering. During their third and fourth years, they take classes at both schools.

Current 1L and 2L students who intend to pursue the JD/MSE (Master of Science in Engineering) or the JD/MCIT (Master of Computer and Information Technology) are eligible to apply for the CTIC Scholars Program. Applications for the scholarship will be accepted until January 5, 2016 from matriculating Penn Law students applying to the MCIT or MSE programs for the November 15, 2015 or March 15, 2016 deadlines. 

The JD/MSE is intended for students with a strong undergraduate background in engineering or computer science; the JD/MCIT requires no prior engineering or computer science background and is ideal for those interested in the practice of law and information technology.

Students who are selected for the program will also have the opportunity to work closely with Professor Christopher Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science and CTIC Founding Director, and Jeffrey Vagle, CTIC’s Executive Director.

Interested students should contact Amanda S. Aronoff, Associate Director of Cross-Disciplinary Programs at Applications will be reviewed by the CTIC Scholar Committee and must include a statement of purpose and a copy of the student’s MCIT or MSE application.