The Area of Concentration: Intellectual Property, Information and Technology Law is designed for students interested in intellectual property, information and technology issues. It allows students to develop knowledge and skills in the area.
Students who complete the Area of Concentration: Intellectual Property, Information and Technology Law within the JD program will have the notation "Area of Concentration: Intellectual Property, Information and Technology Law" included on their transcripts. In order to receive the designation, a student must inform the Director of the area of concentration by the end of the add-drop period of the spring semester in third year of his/her intention to complete the program.
If the Intellectual Property, Information and Technology Law research paper is done other than as part of a select group of courses, its topic must be pre-approved by both the Director of the Area of Concentration and the relevant course instructor/faculty supervisor.
Students in this Area of Concentration are required to complete the following course:
5200 A/C/D. Administrative Law -- 4 credits
5625 A/C/D. Intellectual Property -- 4 credits
5630 A/D. International Protection of Intellectual Property -- 3 credits
Plus at least ONE course from each of the following groups:
5665 A/C/D. Conflict of Laws -- 4 credits
5670 A/C/D. International Commercial Litigation -- 4 credits
5600 A/D. Advanced Intellectual Property -- 3 credits
5610 A/D. Advanced Patent Law -- 2 credits
---- January Term/Special Topic Course (approved by the Director of the Area of Concentration)
5615 A/D. Biotechnology Law -- 3 credits
Total required credits = 20-22; 16-18 without Administrative Law