Intellectual Property Law

The Master of Laws (LLM) with a specialization in Intellectual Property Law is designed to give JD graduates with at least three years of post-JD experience the opportunity to take advanced coursework in this practice area. LLM graduates will have the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to begin developing a reputation for expertise.

The LLM can be completed full-time over two semesters from August to May (or January to December) or part-time over a longer period. Loyola's flexible scheduling, with classes offered mornings, afternoons, and evenings, affords students many options.


The LLM Intellectual Property Law Specialization offers a breadth and depth of courses.

Courses Include

  • Copyright
  • Antitrust
  • Trademark Law
  • Patent Law
  • Intellectual Property Survey

Industry Connections

Turning Gears‌‌Loyola has one of the largest alumni networks in the world specifically focused on entertainment, media and intellectual property practitioners: the Loyola Entertainment Alumni Network (LEAN). Internship and externship opportunities held by Loyola students in just the past year read like a "Who's Who" of the entertainment business including: NBC/Universal * Sony * Lionsgate * MTV Live Nation * Warner Brothers Television * HBO * 20th Century Fox Paramount Pictures * Universal Music Group EMI * MGM-UA Studios * CBS Legendary Entertainment * Maker Studio OWN Networks * YAHOO * Activision *

The LLM degree requires 24 total units of credit. The Intellectual Property Law Specialization will be recognized upon the satisfactory completion of 15 units of coursework.  This includes 5-6 units of required courses and  9-10 units of electives. Loyola Law School graduates may receive up to 6 units of credit for courses taken toward the JD degree.   

Required Courses

Select 5 or 6 units from this list:

Elective Courses

* Only one of the starred courses can count toward the minimum required specialization units.
(f) Only one of the Fashion Law courses can count toward the minimum required specialization units.
(p) Counts toward the IP specialization if in the chambers of a District Judge participating in the Patent Pilot Program, or with approval.