VLS Alum Recognized in IP Law Writing Competition

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Communication is the cornerstone of a successful legal career. From orientation to graduation, Villanova University School of Law (VLS) provides students with a solid foundation in legal writing, analysis and research.  Our innovative approach to legal writing—which includes five semester of writing instruction— underscores VLS’s commitment to train graduates to meet the intense demands of the legal industry.

Award-winning alumnus, Daniel McManus '13, is a testament to Villanova’s institutional focus on a strong legal writing curriculum. McManus was recently named the second place winner of the 2013 Pennsylvania Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section Writing Competition for his article, “Incentives Must Change: Addressing the Unpredictability of Reasonable Royalty Damages.” Established in 2004, the competition gives law students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of intellectual property law, including patents, copyrights and trademarks.

McManus graduated summa cum laude from Villanova University School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and received the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in Intellectual Property Law. He will receive a $1,500 award and his paper will be published in the IP section of an upcoming issue of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s newsletter.