Two UHLC students receive scholarships from IP Section of State Bar of Texas

The $2,500 Women and Minority Scholarship is awarded to those studying intellectual property law.

Bhaveeni Parmar, Chair of State Bar of Texas IP Section Diversity Committee, presents Priya Prasad, 3L, with the 2012 Women and Minority Scholarship award. Bhaveeni Parmar presents Lale Korkmaz, 3L, with the 2012 Women and Minority Scholarship award.

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June 19, 2012 – University of Houston Law Center students Priya Prasad, 3L, and Lale Korkmaz, 3L, have received a 2012 Women and Minority Scholarship from the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Presented annually, the award provides a $2,500 scholarship to a woman and/or minority law student who intends to the practice intellectual property law in Texas and who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement.

“It was an honor to be chosen as a recipient of Texas Bar IP Section’s scholarship award,” Korkmaz said. “University of Houston Law Center has a well-established and high-quality IP program for students who want to spur their enthusiasm for intellectual developments. I hope to be one of the woman IP attorneys who contribute to Texas closing the minority intellectual property lawyer gap in the mechanical field.”

Awarded at the IP Section’s assembly during the 2012 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, the purpose of the scholarship is to facilitate and inspire women and minorities to enter the practice of intellectual property law in Texas and to become active members of the State Bar IP Section.

“As a female engineer, I have always been interested in motivating other students especially females and minorities to consider IP,” Prasad said. “The number of females and minorities in engineering is still fairly low. The number who then considers law school and ultimately IP law is even fewer. By recognizing students like Lale and me and encouraging us to continue pursuing careers in IP law, other students will hopefully be motivated as well.”

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