Scholarship to support JD students pursuing joint degrees in law and technology

  • Kelsey Matevish L'19, Delaney Butler L'20, and Christina Chen L'20 received last year's CTIC Interdisciplinary Scholarships.

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

Up to three students per year 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 Interdisciplinary Scholars Program. Applications for the scholarship will be accepted until March 16, 2018, from matriculating Penn Law students who applied or are applying to the MCIT or MSE programs for the November 15, 2017, or March 15, 2018, 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 technology.

Students who are selected for the program will also have the opportunity to work closely with CTIC faculty.

Last year’s CTIC Interdisciplinary scholarships were awarded to Delaney Butler L’20, Christina Chen L’20 and Kelsey Matevish L’19 who are all pursuing the JD/MCIT. Butler graduated from the University of Oregon with degrees in general science and political science in 2014; Chen graduated from New York University in 2012 with a BA in History; and Matevish graduated from Penn in 2014 with a degree from Wharton in economics and a degree from the College in religious studies.

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