Center for Intellectual Property Law & Technology

An established leader in Intellectual Property law

Recognition of excellence

The University of Akron IP Law program is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report and the National Jurist preLaw magazine as among the best in the country.

26th Annual Symposium
On Intellectual Property Law and Policy

Monday, March 25, 2024, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


The only top 60 IP program with tuition less than $25,000 a year for both in-state and out-of-state students


The job placement rate of our IP Certificate and J.D./LL.M. graduates is consistently at or near 100%


The average starting salary of our Class of 2021 patent bar eligible graduates



Students interested in pursuing studies in intellectual property law at The University of Akron have the same enrollment options and financial aid options, and the same tuition and fees as all other applicants, and they follow the same application process.

Here are things you will also want to know about IP law and the Akron Law program, including specific IP career information.


The University of Akron School of Law provides one of the most comprehensive IP programs in the country. We offer more than 30 courses in the field and four degrees: an LL.M. (Master of Laws) ; a joint J.D./LL.M.; and certificates for J.D. students and non- J.D. students. In addition, Akron offers a joint J.D./MBA degree and a Master's degree in Engineering and Polymer Science with integrated courses in IP law and business. Meet our leadership and faculty.


Students in the IP program take advantage of an array of experiential opportunities: two IP-related legal clinics, a med-tech entrepreneur program, a Washington D.C. IP externship, the student-led IP & Technology Law Association, international IP programs in South Africa, Vietnam, and India, and the annual IP issue of the Akron Law Review. The IP program hosts distinguished guest speakers, a major annual IP symposium, and the annual IP Scholars Forum. Students have further opportunities to network with practitioners at the Intellectual Property Advisory Council and the Cleveland IP Law Association.