Wimsatt earns law school’s Lisa Award

<p>Ted Wimsatt is the recipient of the 2008 Steven G. Lisa Award for his academic excellence and significant contributions to the Center for the Study of Law, Science &amp; Technology at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.</p><separator></separator><p>The $1,000 award, which is given by Lisa, a patent lawyer and alumnus of the College of Law, recognizes an outstanding third-year law student with intellectual property interests.</p><separator></separator><p>Wimsatt graduated this week at the top of his class and earned a law, science and technology certificate with a specialization in intellectual property.</p><separator></separator><p>During law school, he was a summer associate at Perkins Coie Brown &amp; Bain and at Lewis and Roca LLP, and he also was executive editor of Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology.</p><separator></separator><p>Wimsatt, a former engineer at Motorola who has a computer engineering degree from Penn State, said he is honored to receive the award.</p><separator></separator><p>“I’m really surprised because there were a lot of great 3Ls involved with the center this year – and they are as, or more, deserving,” he says.</p><separator></separator><p>Gary Marchant, the center’s executive director, called Wimsatt a model student who “will surely also be a superb attorney.</p><separator></separator><p>“Ted is consistently brilliant, hard-working, fully engaged, responsible and reliable,” Marchant says. “On top of all that, he is a nice guy.”</p><separator></separator><p>Wimsatt plans to serve as a clerk for the Arizona Supreme Court’s vice chief justice, Rebecca White Berch, next year. He has lined up a job at Perkins Coie Brown &amp; Bain after that.</p>