Intellectual Property Law Center
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In fall 2007, the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake University Law School was launched to promote global, interdisciplinary understanding of intellectual property law and policy. The Center was established with the generous support of a $1.5 million gift from Wayne, LW’72, and Donna Kern, which endowed the Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law, and a $750,000 leadership commitment from DuPont Pioneer.

In March 2013, peer surveys conducted by U.S. News and World Report ranked the Center among the top 15 intellectual property law programs in the United States and one of the top three programs in the Midwest. Since its inception, the Center has been ranked consistently among the country's top intellectual property law programs.

This dynamic Center offers an innovative curriculum, providing students with a solid foundation in both the theoretical and practical aspects of intellectual property law. It also serves as an international research hub, fostering partnerships with leading research institutions from around the world. Every year, the Center sponsors groundbreaking symposia and distinguished lectures; hosts eminent speakers and internationally recognized experts; publishes books and an occasional paper series; and develops international research and outreach programs. Most recently, the Center launched the LL.M./M.J. Program in Global Intellectual Property Law, a unique graduate law program that aims to train transnational intellectual property lawyers and professionals.

The Center is proud to be part of the University's $200-million distinctlyDrake capital campaign.

       • IP Faculty
       • Upcoming Events
       • Curriculum
       • LL.M./M.J. in Global Intellectual Property Law 
       • Student-oriented Programming
       • Research
          ◦ Publications
          ◦ Occasional Paper Series 
       • Outreach and Partnerships
       • In the News
       • Press Releases

For admissions, contact the Law School Admissions office.
Call toll free, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, 1-800-44-DRAKE x2782,
e-mail, or click here to view and print an application form.

For further information, contact:
         Prof. Peter K. Yu
         Intellectual Property Law Center
         Drake University Law School
         2507 University Avenue
         Des Moines, IA 50311

Last Modified: 8/11/2013 11:13:00 AM by Peter Yu