In 2010, David Ferrance (`10) received the University of New Mexico School of Law's Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition prize. Later that year, he was awarded the National First Prize in a competition. Judges for the national competition were selected by the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. The national award was accompanied by a check for $3,000.
The annual award is presented for the best paper written on a copyright law subject by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). The title of Ferrance's paper was, "Economic Interests and Jacobsen v. Katzer: Why Open Source Software Deserves Protection under Copyright Law." It will be published in the New Mexico Law Review and submitted in a national ASCAP competition.
Ferrance is now a patent attorney in Albuquerque.
March 24, 2011