LaCresha Pierre

For Immediate Release

March 15, 2021

Five FAMU Law students receive Microsoft Tech Law Summit Intellectual Property Achievement Award

ORLANDO, Fla-Five Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law students were selected to receive the Microsoft Tech Law Summit Intellectual Property (IP) Achievement Award.

“All five students received the IP Achievement Award because they are outstanding students and they have a positive impact on social justice and intellectual property,” said FAMU Law professor William Henslee, who nominated the students for the $2,000 awards.

Lacresha Pierre, a second-year law student from Brooklyn, New York, looks forward to contributing thought-provoking strategies to further promote the importance of technology as its own avenue within intellectual property law.

“I aspire to be a lawyer within the intellectual property field because creativity and innovation are interchangeable, and technology helps to make these things come to life,” said Pierre. “An individual generates creative new ideas that are then innovatively implemented into an organization’s systems and processes.”

The five FAMU Law recipients of the Microsoft Tech Law Summit Intellectual Property Achievement Award are:

Keyunna Harris, 2L, Columbus, Georgia

Daniel Holmes-Fountain, 2L, New York, New York

Allison Horton, 3L, Tallahassee, Florida

Samendio Mathieu, 3L, Boynton Beach, Florida

Lacresha Pierre, 2L, Brooklyn, New York

The Microsoft Tech Law Summit IP Achievement Award is bestowed in recognition of superior academic achievement in the study of intellectual property law. Each IP Achievement Award is presented to an HBCU law student whose performance in the intellectual property curriculum reflects both academic excellence and ardent contribution toward the enrichment of the HBCU intellectual property pedagogical experience and enhancement of its scholarly impact in the field.

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