ND Law student chosen for intellectual property writing competition

Author: Amanda Gray


Rising 3L Jennie Christensen placed second in Berkeley’s Technology Law Journal’s writing competition with her paper, “Fasten Your Seatbelts, We’re Encountering Turbulence: The Legal Implications of Biometric Scanning at U.S. Airports.”

The paper looks at the legal concerns of biometric scanners at use in U.S. airports, especially at the growing possibility of their uses beyond security measures.

“In highlighting these concerns, I hoped to shed light on the need for increased legal and policy attention in this realm.” Christensen said. “I’m grateful for BTLJ’s recognition and honored to have received the award.”

Christensen joins other Notre Dame intellectual property law students who have received honors this school year. Two members of the Law School's Class of 2019, Doori Song and Caitlin Canahai, won national honors from the International Trademark Association earlier this year. Song won the Ladas Memorial Award, and Canahai was selected as just one of two students to present her work at the International Trademark Association’s annual conference in May this year.

"We're very excited that Jennie's paper was selected by the Berkeley Technology Law Journal," said Mark McKenna, John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law. "This continues an impressive run by our IP and Technology students, who continue to excel."

Learn more about the Law School's Program of Study in Intellectual Property and Technology Law at law.nd.edu/ip.