The Samuelson/Glushko Fellowship

The Samuelson/Glushko Fellowship is a research fellowship for Pitt Law students supported 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. The purpose of the year-long Fellowship is to support each Fellow in the research and writing of a publishable scholarly article on one or more legal and/or public policy issues concerning intellectual property and technology law, under the close supervision of current Faculty members, as advisors. The Fellowship is open to all full-time second- and third-year candidates for the J.D. degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Applications are considered and Fellows selected at the end of each academic year.

The following articles were written under the auspices of the Fellowship:

  • Charles Allen Black, The Cure for Deadly Patent Practices: Preventing Technology Suppression and Patent Shelving in the Life Sciences, 14 Alb. L.J. Sci. & Tech. 397 (2004)
  • Richard Belsky, The Digital Millennium Copyright Act and You: A Framework for a Functional Future, 14 U. Balt. Intell. Prop. L.J. 1 (2005)
  • Ralph Fischer, The Expansion of Intellectual Property Rights by International Agreement: A Case Study Comparing Chile and Australia's Bilateral FTA Negotiations with the U.S., 28 Loy. L.A. Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 129 (2006)
  • Erik Ketzan, Rebuilding Babel: Copyright and the Future of Machine Translation, 9 Tulane J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 205 (2007)
  • The inaugural Fellows, for the 2001-2002 academic year, were Jesse Busch '02 and Jennifer Thomson '02.
  • The 2002-2003 Fellows were C. Allen Black '03 and Tara Beckman Pfaeffle '03.
  • The 2003-2004 Fellows were Joseph Kent '04 and Bryan Seigworth '04.
  • The 2004-05 Fellows were Ralph Fischer '05 and Richard Belsky '05.
  • The 2005-06 Fellows are Stacey Kaplan-Voynov '06 and Erik Ketzan '06.
  • No Fellows were appointed in 2006-2007.
  • The 2007-08 Fellows were Adam Boyle '08 and Andrew Shyjan '08.
  • The 2008-09 Fellow is Dan Corbett '09.