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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.

Required Courses:

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

Six (6) Credits total from the following Electives:

  • Administrative Law
  • Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Law
  • Cybersecurity & Data Protection Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • First Amendment
  • Intellectual Property Legal Research
  • Internet 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.