BU Law is proud to offer a select group of lawyers the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree in one of the most dynamic fields of legal practice today: intellectual property law. This initiative builds upon the academic excellence that has earned our school its leading reputation in the field. BU Law has been ranked one of the top intellectual property law schools, ranking 10th among American law schools for intellectual property law studies, according to U.S. News and World Report (2014 edition). The excitement of studying IP law at our school is palpable. Our world renowned intellectual property faculty; the breadth of curricular choices in such emerging topics as the Internet and biotechnology; and a graduate student body representing over 30 nations—with backgrounds in high-technology, engineering, biotechnology, publishing, the arts and entertainment—create a truly invigorating learning environment for advanced study.
As an Intellectual Property Law LL.M. student, you will pursue a range of IP and IP-related classes offered through the School's J.D. curriculum. That means you will have access to the "Best Professors" in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. Included among our intellectual property instructors are a number of prominent practitioners engaged in cutting-edge work at Boston's top intellectual property boutiques and biotechnology companies. You will also benefit from being a part of a world-class university: Students seeking interdisciplinary-learning can supplement their law studies by cross-registering in IP-related classes at the University's other graduate schools.
If you are not familiar with Boston, you will soon discover that it is a robust and vibrant market for intellectual property work and study, boasting the highest concentration of high-tech industries in America, with leading-edge software, hardware, biotechnology and medical device firms. You will benefit directly from being in one of America's leading communities for discovery and innovation.
The program's limited size ensures that each Intellectual Property Law LL.M. student receives the dedicated support of a faculty advisor and full-time career manager, in addition to the undivided attention of the program director, who is available to counsel on all academic planning and adjustment issues.