January 20, 2006
Scott M. Frank (’94) and Clifford S. Stanford (’95) were named recipients of the 2006 Service to the Georgia State University College of Law Award during the State Bar of Georgia Midyear Meeting Alumni Breakfast Jan. 6. The honors are bestowed annually by the College of Law’s Graduate Leadership Council.
Frank is the president of the Bellsouth Intellectual Property Management and Marketing Corporations. Stanford is assistant general counsel of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Both are founding members of the Georgia State College of Law Intellectual Property Advisory Board (IPAB), a group that has raised a significant amount of awareness and funding for IP at the College. The board has secured more than $125,000 to further IP efforts at the COL, with the goal to advance Georgia State as one of the top intellectual property law programs in the U.S.
Under the leadership of Frank and Stanford, the College of Law held a successful first Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair last August. The board has coached COL IP moot court teams in competition and fostered a successful mentoring program. In 2006, the Intellectual Property Advisory Board will provide its first partial scholarships for IP law students, and the group will host its second Intellectual Property Celebration February 25 at the Commerce Club. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Frank, Stanford and the IPAB, intellectual property at Georgia State’s College of Law is gaining positive momentum.
During the Alumni Breakfast event, Dean Steven J. Kaminshine welcomed an appreciative crowd at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta. College friends and supporters were greeted by Ron Stay (‘97), president of the Graduate Leadership Council, and special remarks were provided by Chris Chan (’98) prior to the presentation of the award to Scott and Stanford.
Past recipients of the Service to the College of Law Award include Peggy Brockington (’86), Cathy Henson (’89), Marlo Orlin Leach (’94), Pat Tate (’85) and Peggy Walker (’86).