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The David S. Rosenbaum Scholarship Returns for 2019!

The Video Game Bar Association is pleased to announce that its David S. Rosenbaum Scholarship is open for submissions until March 15, 2019. Named in honor of David S. Rosenbaum, a co-founder of the VGBA and respected pillar in the field of video game law who passed away in 2018, the scholarship aims to encourage and reward student interest in the field of interactive entertainment law.

Entries will be judged based on writing quality, timeliness of topic, insight offered by submission, strength of conclusion, and overall impression. The student receiving the highest review score will receive an honorarium of $2,500, an invitation to attend the 7th VGBA Summit in Los Angeles, and will have their article published as part of a new VGBA Law Journal. To enter, applicants will submit an original paper on a current legal-focused topic pertaining to the video game industry. Examples may include issues related to Intellectual Property, Right of Publicity, Privacy and Data Security, or Taxation.

All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of VGBA accredited members.

If you have any additional questions or comments on participation, please contact Diana at diana@vgba.org. If you are interested in making a contribution to the David Rosenbaum Scholarship Fund, please contact Joseph Olin joseph@vgba.org.

About The VGBA

Founded in February 2011
The VGBA mission is to serve its members, their specialized profession and the law governing their practice by providing worldwide tools and resources necessary to collectively achieve the highest level of expertise and service. The VGBA seeks to achieve its mission by constantly working toward three goals: (1) Serve our members; (2) Improve our profession; and (3) Advance the rule of law.
Patrick Sweeney
Co-Founder & President

Konstantin Ewald
Vice President

Riley Russell

Sean Kane

George Rose
Board Member

Kirk Soderquist
Board Member

Chrissie Scelsi
Board Member

Jennifer Kelly
Board Member

Joseph Olin
Executive Director

Diana Qiao
Project Manager


The Video Game Bar Association is the premier international association whose members represent the industry’s leading practitioners in the interactive entertainment industry and other related fields.

Interested in Becoming a Member of the VGBA? At this time, all members of the VGBA must be an attorney in good standing and either actively practicing in the video game and interactive entertainment industry or currently employed by a law school as a professor in specialized topics of the field. All prospective members must first submit an application to be peer certified as an active practitioner in the industry.

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