The IU Maurer School of Law and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology are partnering to create a program for Rose-Hulman graduates who want to study Intellectual Property Law.
Rick Stamper is the Dean of Faculty at Rose-Hulman says this aspect of law is becoming increasingly more important for engineering students since the economy is relying more and more on technological innovation.
“We strive to educate engineers, mathematicians and scientists who are not only technically competent, but also appreciate the social, business, and legal context in which technological innovation occurs,” Stamper said.
The program will decrease tuition by half and provide students with mentoring programs and the opportunity to assist with IU’s Center for Intellectual Property Research. Austen Parrish is the Dean of the Maurer School of Law and says Rose-Hulman was the obvious choice to partner with.
“To be honest, I had conversations with Purdue as well,” Parrish said. “It was more that it just seemed logical to reach out to them [Rose-Hulman] first just because we had connections there.”
After being accepted to the Maurer School of Law, the process of selecting scholarship recipients will be a collaboration between both schools. Rose-Hulman will nominate accepted students, and then, based on a judgment of a multitude of academic scores, Maurer will select students to receive the scholarship.