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Concentration Requirements

For students who wish to focus their studies in the area of intellectual property law, the law school offers a sequenced curriculum leading to completion of the Concentration. For students graduating in the years 2017 or later, completing the Intellectual Property concentration requires the following:

Required Courses:

  • Copyright
  • Patents
  • Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law
  • Business Organizations

Six (6) Credits total from the following Electives:

  • Administrative Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • First Amendment
  • Informational Privacy
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Internet Law
  • Media Law
  • Patent Litigation and Strategy
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Transactional Lawyering
  • Other course approved by the Director

Complete a Professional Practice Experience

  • Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (and co-requisite: Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Seminar); or
  • IP-related Co-op

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCING

Many intellectual property students complete their required course work as follows:

Fall Year 2

  • Business Organizations
  • Copyright
  • Patents

Spring Year 2

  • Trademarks

Summer Year 2 or Year 3

  • Concentration Co-op, or
  • Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, or
  • Another experience as approved by the concentration director

The concentration requires an overall 2.5 minimum GPA. To receive "Honors" in the concentration, the student must have an overall GPA of 3.2 or better in the courses counted toward completion of the concentration.

Please consult the course catalog for course descriptions and credit values.  

Concentration Requirements for Class of 2012-2016

For students who wish to focus their studies in the area of intellectual property law, the law school offers a sequenced curriculum leading to completion of the Concentration.

For students in the Class of 2012 or later, completing the Intellectual Property concentration requires the following:

1. Complete the following Required Courses (generally during the second year):

Fall Year 2

  • Business Organizations
  • Copyright
  • Patents

Spring Year 2

  • Transactional Lawyering
  • Trademarks

2. Complete one of the following Practical Learning Experiences (during the second Summer or third year):

  • Concentration Co-op
  • Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
  • Another experience as approved by the concentration director

Completion of at least one of the below electives is encouraged, but NOT required:

  • Law and Economics
  • Antitrust
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Litigation and Strategy
  • Entertainment Law
  • First Amendment
  • Food and Drug Law
  • Internet Law
  • E-Commerce
  • Licensing of Intellectual Property
  • Other courses as approved by the Director

The concentration requires an overall 2.5 minimum GPA. To receive "Honors" in the concentration, the student must have an overall GPA of 3.2 or better in the courses counted toward completion of the concentration.

Please consult the course catalog for course descriptions and credit values.

Credits: 2.00 or 3.00