Today's Classes, Tomorrow's Jobs
Intellectual property continues to be one of the major growth areas in legal practice. Here are some of the courses that will equip you to handle the legal issues of the 21st-century economy. You need not have a technical background,* only a keen interest in this exciting area. Click on a course name for the full course description.
- Copyright Moot Court
- Digital Media and the Law
- Introduction to IP **
- IP Honors Colloquium
- Licensing in the International Context
- Patent Litigation
- Patent Prosecution*
- Technology and Privacy
- Trade Secret Law
These core IP and related courses are always good to have on your resume:
All of the above courses (plus more) count toward the IP Concentration, although they are open to all students. For more information about the Concentration, click here, or contact the faculty advisor, Prof. Karl Manheim. Some of the courses may also count toward the Entertainment/Media Law Concentration. Contact Prof. Jay Dougherty for information about that concentration. Whether you are registered for a concentration or not, you should consider taking courses that could appeal to prospective employers.
* Patent practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office requires admission to the Patent Bar, where a science or technical background is necessary. Other aspects of patent practice, including litigation and transactional work (licensing, technology transfer), do not require admission to the Patent Bar. Nor do other areas of IP practice.
** Also offered as a first year elective.