Intellectual Property is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing areas of legal practice and represents roughly 20 percent of the American economy. Technology and social media are enabling the rapid distribution of content to millions of mobile phones, laptops and tablets across the globe, with new legal questions surfacing every day. Every lawyer, from the solo practitioner to in-house counsel to transactional and litigation lawyers in large firms will increasingly be faced with IP issues. LLM graduates with an IP Specialization will be prepared for the “knowledge” economy of the 21st century.
The Loyola Entertainment Alumni Network is one of the largest alumni networks in the world specifically focused on entertainment, media, and intellectual property. Externship opportunities held by Loyola students in just the past year read like a "Who's Who" of the entertainment business, and include companies such as NBC/Universal, Sony, Lionsgate, MTV Live Nation, Warner Brothers Television, HBO, Activision and many more.
The LLM degree requires 24 total units of credit. The Intellectual Property Law Specialization will be recognized upon the satisfactory completion of 12 units of coursework. This includes 5-6 units of required courses and 6-7 units of electives.
Sample Course Schedule
- Antitrust Law (3 units)
- Copyright Law (3 units)
- Patent Law (This course may be offered for 2 or 3 units.)
- Trademark Law (3 units)
- Administrative Law* (3 units)
- Advertising Law (2 units)
- Business Planning: Financing the Start-Up Business and Venture Capital Financing (3 units) (Business Associations is a prerequisite course and must be taken before Business Planning - 4 unit course)
- Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes (2 units)
- Fashion Law (3 units)
- Fashion Law Clinic (2 units)
- Federal Courts* (3 units)
- Global Antitrust Law And Policy
- International Intellectual Property (3 units)
- Internet Law (2 units)
- Introduction to International Law* (3 units)
- Introduction to Intellectual Property (3 units)
- Intellectual Property Honors Colloquium
- Intellectual Property Litigation (2 units)
- Intellectual Property in the Digital Age (2 units)
- Licensing in a Global Context (2 units)
- Litigating a Copyright Case Seminar (2 units)
- Patent Law (3 units)
- Right of Publicity Seminar (3 units)
- Securities Regulation* (3 units)
- Smart Contracts & Financial Technology (2 units)
- Tax Strategies for the Digital Age (2 units)
- Technology & Privacy (3 units)
- Trade Secret Law (2 units)
* Only one of the starred 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.