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Wayne Law student awarded scholarship by Federal Bar Association

December 03, 2013

DETROIT — Wayne State University Law School third-year student Alex Szypa has been awarded the Edward H. Rakow Scholarship Award by the Federal Bar Association.

The $1,500 award is given each fall to one student at each of Michigan’s five law schools. Winning students must demonstrate outstanding scholarly achievement in securities, operations or business law, as determined by the dean of the law school. The scholarships were presented at the association’s Rakow luncheon Nov. 19.

Szypa grew up in Warren and Sterling Heights and now lives in Birmingham. He works as an intellectual property law clerk at Carlson Gaskey & Olds in Birmingham.

“I chose Wayne Law because I wanted to go into intellectual property law,” he said, noting the school’s highly regarded curriculum in the field. Wayne Law has the only patent procurement clinic in Michigan that is sanctioned by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Szypa holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and is registered to practice as a patent agent before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also is associate editor of The Wayne Law Review.

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