Intellectual Property academics and admission

Intellectual property (IP) is the term used to describe the product of creations of the human mind. 

Examples of intellectual property include inventions; original works of authorship, such as books, movies, and music; trademarks and other trade symbols. The principal fields of law governing intellectual property are patents, trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks, unfair competition and the right of publicity.

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Students can specialize in IP law, prepare for more advanced and complex work, and assume IP practice group lead positions. Learn more about your future in IP Law.

JD/LLM in Intellectual Property Joint Degree Program (100 credits)

Full-time students: May complete BOTH degrees in 3 years including summer enrollment 

Part-time students: May complete BOTH degrees in 4 years including summer enrollment  

LLM in Intellectual Property Law (24 credits)

Full-time students: May complete in 1 year including summer enrollment

Part-time students: May complete in 2 years including summer enrollment

Students may enter the LL.M. program in fall, spring or summer

These are exciting and unique opportunities. We look forward to working with you!

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