Samuelson/Glushko Fellowship

Samuelson/Glushko Fellowship

“The Samuelson/Glushko Fellowship and the Semester in D.C. Program provided a wonderful platform for me to gain practical experience in the field of intellectual property law. In my externship with the Department of Justice, I worked alongside attorneys on a variety of intellectual property issues and observed cases in various stages of litigation.”

- Alan Leung, Pitt Law 2012

The Samuelson/Glushko Fellowship provides a $2,500 stipend for Semester in D.C. Program students who are working in intellectual property and technology law externships. The Samuelson/Glushko Fellowship is funded by a gift from Professor Pamela Samuelson of the University of California-Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law and her husband, Dr. Robert J. Glushko, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Professor Samuelson is a former member of the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

To apply for the Samuelson/Glushko Fellowship, you must first obtain an intellectual property or technology law externship that meets the Semester in D.C. Program requirements and has been approved by Professor Baylis. Then, complete this application (PDF Download) and submit it to pittindc@pitt.edu. Deadlines for the 2015-16 school year are July 20, 2015 for Fall 2015, and November 30, 2015 for Spring 2015.

The 2011 Samuelson/Glushko Fellow, Alan Leung ’12, worked in the Department of Justice Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, Intellectual Property Section. Alan’s seminar paper for the Semester in D.C. Program was selected as the second place winner of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s 2012 Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Writing Competition and was published in the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Newspaper (PDF Download). Alan is now an attorney specializing in patent law at Baker & Hostetler in Washington, DC.

The 2013 Samuelson/Glushko Fellow, Dhairya Jani '13, worked on the Patent Pilot Project while interning at the Federal Judicial Center. Dhairya is now the Manager of Innovation and Development at PatentVantage in Washington, DC.

For more information about the Samuelson/Glushko Fellowship, or to learn more about the Semester in D.C. Program, contact Prof. Baylis at pittindc@pitt.edu or visit the website at Semester in D.C.