Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
2008 Jessup International Moot Court World Championship Team.

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World Intellectual Property Organization

Office of Legal Counsel

- Intern Ukeme Awakessien

In the World Intellectual Property Organization Office of Legal Counsel, I worked on substantial projects. One example is a project on Constitutional Affairs; another is a Publishing Contract. The Memorandum I wrote for Constitutional Affairs made it to Mr. Francis Gurry, the Director General for WIPO (with my name on it) and he requested a meeting to discuss further, but unfortunately, my internship ended prior to the time when he was available to meet. Nonetheless, the Head of Constitutional law wrote me this note, which made me proud of the work I did:

"I am impressed by how quickly you were able to grasp things and produce good quality stuff, even the DG was so impressed that he convened a meeting to discuss! Great work."
In addition, I had the oppurtunity to attend a number of conferences and colloquiums. The most notable being an analysis presented by Fordham University, prepared at the request of WIPO for its IP and Competition policy development agenda, titled “IP as a Barrier to Entry?” It was a very interesting and enlightening session. A couple of articles from Case Western Reserve University Law Journals were referenced too!
The Cox Center awards up to 35 grants every summer to support international law internships around the globe.