The Master of Laws (LLM) in Intellectual Property and Technology Law (IP/TL) is a one-year graduate degree program that responds to the demand for knowledgeable and skilled intellectual property professionals who have already earned a basic law degree. The IP/TL curriculum allows students to study introductory and advanced intellectual property law and to scrutinize the politics affecting those areas of the law under the guidance of leading scholars in the field. Students participate in practical skills courses taught in small groups by teams of experienced intellectual property lawyers.
The IP/TL LLM student body is drawn from two distinct sources. First, we admit JD graduates from across the U.S. who desire to focus their legal expertise through one year of intensive study of intellectual property law. Second, we admit experienced intellectual property attorneys from abroad who want to broaden their IP knowledge to include U.S. and international intellectual property.
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LLM in Intellectual Property and Technology Law (IP/TL)
To earn the Intellectual Property and Technology Law LLM degree, a student must successfully complete 24 credit hours of courses, 15 credits of which must come from the IP/TL curriculum. Students may also earn up to 6 credit hours from related courses, such as courses in microbiology or in information technology.
IP/TL LLM students are encouraged to apply for unpaid internships either during their academic program or the summer after the program. Alumni and friends of the LLM program offer students opportunities at in-house counsel settings and at law firms of all sizes.