Jie Lian ’20 Wins National Intellectual Property Award

September 19, 2019
  • Jie Lian ’20

An award honoring the top intellectual property (IP) law student in the nation was presented to one of our own in 2019: Jie Lian ’20 was recognized for his passion for learning, leadership in intellectual property-related activities, professionalism, and commitment to IP law with the Jan Jancin Award.

The recipient of the prestigious honor is determined by the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation, the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Each year, law schools with at least one IP course are allowed to put forward a currently enrolled student for consideration.

“We have been aware of this award for many years and have been on the lookout for an outstanding candidate,” wrote Professors Tomás Gómez-Arostegui and Lydia Pallas Loren, who nominated Lian for the award. “Jie Lian has not only received the top grade in several IP courses, his passion and commitment to the field of intellectual property law propels him to outstanding achievement in his classes and excellent written work related to intellectual property law.”

Lian, who holds degrees in multiple fields, has published three book chapters and over 70 peer-reviewed scientific papers. His article “Twitters Beware: The Display and Performance Rights” was published in the Yale Journal of Law and Technology. Lian is also actively engaged with fellow students as a mentor, coordinating events for the Intellectual Property Student Organization (IPSO), and a member of the editorial board of the Lewis & Clark Law Review.