Peter D. Rosenberg Prize In Patent & Intellectual Property Law
The Rosenberg Prize is our highest Intellectual Property award and is presented to the member of the graduating Juris Doctor class who has demonstrated the highest overall excellence in patent and intellectual property law studies. The student selected receives a monetary award and a Dean’s Certificate, and will be GW Law’s nominee for the Jan Jancin Award as the best Intellectual Property student in the nation. The winning student, Steven Peters, received high marks in IP courses, including Patent Law, Copyright Law, Patent Enforcement, and Licensing & IP Rights.
Charles Glover Award
The Charles Glover Award is presented to the member of the graduating Juris Doctor class who attained the highest cumulative average in the third year, full-time course of study. The winner receives a monetary award, a Dean’s Certificate of Achievement, and a computer tablet holding a legal dictionary. With a GPA in the third year of 4.333, Steven Peters is the winner of the the 2020 Charles Glover Award.
Anne Wells Branscomb Award
The Anne Wells Branscomb Award is presented to the member of the graduating Juris Doctor class who attained the highest cumulative average in the part-time division for the entire course of the degree. This could otherwise be called the excellence in time management award, as the recipient excelled above all other classmates in juggling the rigors of the curriculum while working full-time and attending law school in the evening. All deans and faculty hold the highest respect to students in the part-time program, and most certainly to the Branscomb recipient. Steven Peters receives a monetary award, a Dean’s Certificate of Achievement, and an engraved gavel.
Willard Waddington Gatchell Awards
The Willard Waddington Gatchell Awards recognize the three members of the graduating Juris Doctor class who have attained the highest cumulative averages over their entire law school careers. The recipients of this award have worked hard in each course, each semester, each of their years in law school. Each recipient will be given a monetary award and a Dean’s Certificate of Achievement.
Steven earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees from Illinois Institute of Technology, studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. He also earned his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin before earning his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the same school. Steven was also a member of The George Washington Law Review.
Spending time with my Jay Inn LRW classmates during 1L.
"There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus of our growth."
This couldn't have happened without the foundation my parents provided, my wife Kaylee's love and support, my mentor Lori's encouragement, and the kindness of all of my family and friends.