LL.M. Program in International Intellectual Property Law Degree Requirements

To earn the one-year LLM degree in International Intellectual Property Law ("IIP LLM"), students will be required to complete 24 credit hours total, 17 credits of which must be from the required courses below, including the written thesis (estimated length 30 pages). The required courses must be taken for a grade (A, B, C, etc.) unless the course is offered only Pass/Fail. Outside the 17 required credits below, students may choose any other courses to meet the remaining 7 credits necessary to graduate.

Requirements for completion of the IIP LL.M. (24 credits)

  1. Legal Writing Seminar for International Intellectual Property Law LLM with a written thesis (3 credits);
  2. International Intellectual Property Law (3 credits);
  3. Introduction to American Legal System (2 credits) (waived for U.S. JD grads);
  4. 6 credit hours from "Group A" and 3 from "Group B"; and
  5. 7 credit hours consisting of any other courses chosen by student.

Group A: Intellectual Property courses (6 credits)

  1. Copyright Law (3 credits)
  2. Patent Law (3 credits)
  3. Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law (3 credits)
  4. Trade Secrets Law (3 credits)
  5. Comparative Copyright Law (2 credits)**
  6. International Patent Law (2 credits)**
  7. International Trademark Law (1 or 2 credits)**
  8. Other designated courses (ask program director)

      Group B : International Courses (3 credits)

      1. Comparative Law (3 credits)
      2. International Law (3 credits)
      3. International Business Transactions (3 credits)
      4. International Trade (3 credits)
      5. European Union Law (2 credits)
      6. Comparative Copyright Law (2 credits)**
      7. International Patent Law (3 credits)**
      8. International Trademark Law (1 credit)**
      9. Other designated courses (ask program director)

          ** Although these courses are listed on both the group lists, they can only be used to fulfill only one set of requirements.