Columbia Law School Awards for Excellence in Intellectual Property Studies
Andrew D. Fried Memorial Prize
Established in memory of Andrew D. Fried ’84 and awarded annually for the best student essay on a subject in the field of intellectual property and related law published in the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts during the preceding year.
2016 Neal Frederick Burstyn “Creative Sparks: Works of Nature, Selection, and the Human Author”
Zoe Lillian Carpou “Robots, Pirates, and the Rise of the Automated Takedown Regime: Using the DMCA to Fight Piracy and Protect End Users”
2015 Renee Gabriella Stern “Taming the ‘Frankenstein Monster’: Copyright Claim Compatibility with the Class Action Mechanism”
2014 Nithin Kumar "Constitutional Hazard:The California Resale Royalty Act and the Futility of State-Level Implementation ofDroit de SuiteLegislation"
Margaret (Meg) A. Larkin '15 "The Demise of the Copyright Act in the Digital Realm: Re-Engineering Digital Delivery Models to Circumvent Copyright Liability after Aereo"
Michael Jacob Zaken "Fragmented Literal Similarity in the Ninth Circuit: Dealing with Fragmented Takings of Jazz and Experimental Music"
2013 Ian Scott Polonsky “You Can’t Go Home Again: The Righthaven Cases and Copyright Trolling on the Internet”
2012 Jocelyn Virginia Hanamirian “The Right to Remain Anonymous: Anonymous Speakers, Confidential Sources and the Public Good”
John Leo Schwab III “Audiovisual Works and the Work for Hire Doctrine in the Internet Age”
2011 Timothy Adrian Cohan “Ghost in the Attic: The Notice of Intention to Use and the Compuslory License in the Digital Era”
Lauren Grace Gallo “The (Im)possibility of ‘Standard Technical Measures’ for UGC Websites”
2010 Erin Thompson “The Relationship between Tax Deductions and the Market for Unprovenanced Antiquities”
2009 Lauren Michelle Howard “An Uningenious Paradox: Intellectual Property Protections for Fashion Designs”
2008 Daniel Philip Gould "Time's Up: Copyright Termination, Work For Hire and the Recording Industry"
Zahr Said Stauffer "Po-mo Karaoke or Postcolonial Pastiche? What Fair Use Analysis Could Draw from Literary Criticism"
2007 Cason Armstrong Moore "Tapers in a Jam: 'Trouble Ahead' or 'Trouble Behind'"
2006 Sidne L.F. Koenigsberg "Library Records Open to Parental Scrutiny: A New Set of Internet Access Controls for Minors?"
2005 Marvin (Brad) Bedingfield "Copyrighting Medieval Literature: Editing and Publishing the Pre-Modern Public Domain"
2004 Paul Senft Gutman "Say What? Blogging and Employment Law in Conflict"
Alexandra Denise Minkovich "The Relationship Between Tax Deductions and the Market for Unprovenanced Antiquities”
Carroll G. Harper Prize
Awarded to one or more members of the graduating class who have attained the highest standards of achievement in intellectual property studies and writing.
2017 Adam Aukland-Peck Beatrice Kelly
2016 Lawrence Huang Michael Bjorn Huseby
2015 Matthew Bret Weiss Min Su Chung
2014 Esther Adzhiashvili Olena Vera Ripnick
2013 Michael James Druckman-Church Andrew Laurence Guerra Kristen Elizabeth Lovin
2012 Carrie Jean Bodner Melissa Yaffa Lerner
2011 Gavin Kenneth Snyde
2010 Joshua L. Simmons
2009 Alex Peter Middleton Luis Villa
2008 Vigdis Maria Bronder
2007 Sarah Marie Calvert
2006 Daniel H. Hantman
2005 Matthew J. Bacal Michael S. Bogner Julia Fisherman
2004 Caroline Bennett-Boehm Cathleen Remsen Ellis Stadecker Amy R. Terry
Michael D. Remer Memorial Award
Awarded annually and presented by the Kernochan Center to a graduating student whose activities and academic achievements demonstrate an interest in and aptitude for the fields of arts and copyright law.