Global Intellectual Property Law Certif icate
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Global Intellectual Property Law Certificate Requirements


Students seeking to earn the Global Intellectual Property Law Certificate must take a combination of basic, advanced, and elective courses totaling at least 16 credits. Students are also required to complete the Advanced Writing Requirement in the area of intellectual property, technology, or media law as well as the International Course Requirement as detailed below.

Basic Course Requirement

Students are required to take a minimum of 2 courses selected from below:

  • Copyright Law (3 credits)
  • Patent Law (3 credits)
  • Trademark and Unfair Competition Law (2-3 credits)

Advanced Course Requirement

Students are required to take a minimum of 3 courses selected from below. In lieu of an advanced course, students can take a third basic course from above that has not been used to satisfy the Basic Course Requirement.

  • Entertainment Law (3 credits)
  • Intellectual Property in the Internet Age (2 credits)
  • Intellectual Property Licensing (2 credits)
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (3 credits) 
  • International Intellectual Property Law (3 credits)
  • Patent Office Practice (3 credits)

Electives

Students can obtain the remaining credits, if needed, by taking any of the elective courses listed below:

a. Core Electives
  • Antitrust (3 credits)
  • Art, Cultural Heritage and Law (3 credits)
  • First Amendment (3 credits)
  • Individual Research (intellectual property, technology, or media law) (1-3 credits)
  • Mass Media Law (3 credits)
  • Sports Law (3 credits)
b. Curriculum Enhancement
  • Administrative Law (3 credits)
  • Conflicts of Laws (3 credits)
  • Federal Courts and Jurisdiction (3 credits)
  • Legislation (2 credits)
c. Experiential Training (no more than 2 credits in total)
  • Contract Drafting (2-3 credits)
  • Mediation (2 credits)
  • Negotiations (2 credits)
  • Transactional Clinic (4-6 credits)
  • Other relevant clinic or internship (in the field of intellectual property, technology, or media law) as approved by the program director
d. Related coursework as approved by the program director (including coursework outside the Law School) (no more than 3 credits in total)


Advanced Writing Requirement

Students are required to complete a writing project focusing on a topic on intellectual property, technology, or media law. Regardless of whether this project has been used to fulfill the Advanced Writing Requirement, the project must meet the requisite standards of that requirement.


International Course Requirement

Students are required to complete one of the courses or programs selected from below:

  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • International Trade
  • Public International Law
  • related international coursework as approved by the program director (e.g., Summer in France Program, International Agricultural Development and Law: Cuba, International Environmental Law, International Human Rights)
Coursework used to satisfy the International Course Requirement will not count toward the 16 minimum credits unless the course is a basic, advanced, or elective course as stated above.


 
Last Modified: 2/10/2014 2:39:00 PM by Krista Magill