Concentrations: Intellectual Property

As the Internet, “social sharing,” and other technological advancements continue to affect copyright law and trademarking, intellectual property law has increasing importance in our society. The Intellectual Property Concentration gives students a practice- and skills-based curriculum through which they can learn about contemporary issues surrounding patent, copyright, and trademarking law, as well as how these issues impact certain industries. A concentration in this area will distinguish students as having an in-depth education in one of the legal industry's most dynamic fields.


To complete the requirements of the concentration, a student must satisfactorily complete all of the following courses:

  • Copyrights
  • Patent Law and Policy
  • Trademark Law

A candidate must also satisfactorily complete two of the following courses:

  • Art Law
  • Cybercrime
  • Intellectual Property Law Survey
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Patent Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Management Strategies

Additionally, a candidate must satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust Law

In addition to completing the curriculum referenced above, a student must also complete an academic research paper of high professional quality concerning intellectual property law. The student must receive advance approval of his or her topic.

A full list of requirements and procedures is available to current students in MyLaw. The information contained on this page is only a summary of the academic requirements.

For specific course requirements for individual concentrations, please go to “Forms” under the Registrar’s tab in MyLaw.