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University of Derby
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Derby + 1 more

The Derby LLM offers maximum flexibility. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers alike, it provides unrivalled choice and opportunity - enabling you to choose from specialist pathways and modules to build a degree that matches your career aspirations, research pursuits and personal interests. [+]

LLM Programs in LLM Intellectual Property Law. Why choose this LLM? The Derby LLM offers maximum flexibility. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers alike, it provides unrivalled choice and opportunity - enabling you to choose from specialist pathways and modules to build a degree that matches your career aspirations, research pursuits and personal interests. Improve your career prospects in one of the UK's top law schools for student satisfaction and success at postgraduate level Select the focus of your study and align it to the LLM programme pathway of your choice, studying at a time and pace to suit you and your circumstances Choose new and innovative modules ranging from Transnational Organised Crime to International Commercial Arbitration and the Investigation of Human Rights Violations Benefit from our modern approach to teaching law in a global context: you can tailor your coursework and assignments to different jurisdictions, so gaining a truly international flavour of law Combine your academic and theoretical knowledge with hands-on skills honed in our superb courtroom facilities Learn from our team of expert practitioners whose teaching is delivered with passion and professionalism Spend time developing your skills in a legal practice or other professional organisation: ours is one of the few LLM programmes to offer this opportunity. About this course We have worked with the legal professions, judiciary, prosecution service and police to design the Derby LLM to be fit for the 21st century. A degree that’s right for you Our LLM provides unique opportunities to investigate areas that other courses simply do not offer. While it focuses on core aspects of knowledge in law, you can choose from numerous options - for broad based or highly specialised study - to design a degree that reflects your interests and career ambitions.

 The course combines academic and theoretical knowledge. You will develop your understanding of the interaction between law and policy at an international level, enabling you to contribute to organisations and commercial enterprises operating within the global policy arena. Specialist pathways After the Postgraduate Certificate stage of the course, you can choose to follow a specific pathway towards one of these specialist LLM awards: LLM (Commercial Law) LLM (Corporate and Financial Law) LLM (International Protection of Human Rights) LLM (Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law) LLM (Transnational Criminal Law) For those who have taken or are working towards the LPC, we also offer a route to ‘top up’ the qualification to an LLM in Legal Practice. If you are already employed and looking at professional career development, you can follow this route to enhance your CPD points. Dedicated to your success We are committed to providing a rich, rewarding learning experience. You'll be taught by our professional, experienced and knowledgeable teaching team, with real passion for their subjects. We deliver dedicated academic and pastoral support to every student, which has resulted in our consistently high rankings in the National Student Survey. We also offer a range of extra-curricular activities, networking opportunities and a vibrant Student Law Society. Entry requirements You'll need: An honours degree in any subject at least 2.2 classification We will also consider applicants with relevant work experience who may be accepted following interview. Careers and employability An edge in your career As a Derby LLM graduate, you will be highly sought after by employers because you can demonstrate a unique specialisation in the areas of law and criminal justice, evidenced by your final dissertation. 
It gives you a genuine advantage when applying for positions within and beyond the legal sector.

 If you are already in employment, the particular benefit of our LLM is that you can combine modules to create a programme of study which reflects your specific vocation and future employment and career aspirations. In a turbulent world where professional roles and career pathways are constantly evolving, the Derby LLM offers you the flexibility and skill set to adapt to meet employers’ requirements and your own professional development needs. Opportunities for further study An LLM is considered to be essential for the pursuit of an academic career. With the focus on research skills at its heart - and a high level of flexibility providing many diverse opportunities to specialise - the Derby LLM programme is an ideal springboard to MPhil or PhD studies. From the start, you are encouraged to develop your research, communication and independent learning techniques and we offer guidance if you wish to present your work at conferences or to have it published. [-]

LLM

The Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is an advanced program of legal study that is customized to the needs of the individual student. LL.M. candidates, mentored by expert faculty, plan a course of study in one of the following concentrations: Law and Technology, Securities Law, or Comparative and International Law. [+]

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is an advanced program of legal study that is customized to the needs of the individual student. LL.M. candidates, mentored by expert faculty, plan a course of study in one of the following concentrations: Law and Technology, Securities Law, or Comparative and International Law. Through the law school's extensive curricular offerings, LL.M. candidates enhance their knowledge for practice by acquiring significant expertise in the area of specialization they have selected. The Catholic University of America [CUA] Columbus School of Law is situated in our nation's capital, the legal and political center of the United States. Washington, D.C. is also the hub for governmental and non-governmental international organizations. Students may avail themselves of all the opportunities that Washington, D.C. has to offer due to our convenient location and easy access to public transportation. Committed to providing the highest quality legal education in an increasingly global society, the Columbus School of Law offers its LL.M. degree program to graduates of U.S. and foreign law schools. For more than 100 years, the law school has trained many of the nation's most distinguished lawyers and judges. In law firms, federal and local government, the judiciary, and the public sector, our graduates are recognized for their knowledge, competence and ethical practice. In line with our Catholic mission, the Columbus School of Law instills its students with a quest for social justice and a profound duty to apply their legal knowledge and skills to the promotion of the common good. LL.M. Application Requirements Submission of completed CUA, Columbus School of Law LL.M. application and application fee. You can apply on-line for through LSAC.org. Official Law School Transcripts: Applicants holding a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school must submit a complete and an official law school transcript. The transcripts should be sent directly to LSAC. For international applicants: If you earned your first degree in law from an institution outside of the United States, UK, Canada or Australia, you will need to provide a translated copy of those transcripts from an organization such as WES, ECE to LSAC's LL.M Credential Assembly Service. Applicants whose native language is not English and whose undergraduate education was received in a school located outside the United States, Canada or Australia, must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum TOEFL score required is 100, the minimum IELTS score required is 7.0. Applicants from ABA-accredited law schools are not required to take the TOEFL or IELTS tests. The TOEFL/IELTS requirement can be waived on a case-by-case basis should the applicant have appropriate documentation of successful completion of one of the following: CUA's Intensive English Program Level 112 in the intensive English program offered by an ELS Language Center A complete Intensive English program at an accredited institution of higher education A college-level English Composition class determined to be the equivalent of or more advanced than CUA's English Composition 101 course, with a grade of B or above. (for applicants to undergraduate programs) A graduate degree, a Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.), or an Associate’s Degree (A. A.) from an accredited U.S. institution of higher education or a high school diploma. (Graduates from a U.S. high school are required however to submit SAT/ACT scores.) At least 1 but no more than 2 letters of recommendation, preferably from a member of your law school faculty. The letters must be submitted directly to LSAC. A two-page personal statement (not to exceed two pages) indicating why you desire to pursue an LL.M. and how your legal education and employment preparation has led you to make this choice. On a separate page, please select a concentration from the law school’s concentration offerings and discuss how your legal training and any legal professional experience has influenced this interest. You are required to submit a personal resume or curriculum vitae listing education in law, professional employment, publications, community service, honors, and other achievements you believe should be brought to the attention of the Admissions Committee. LL.M. Concentrations Law and Technology The concentration in Law and Technology provides special expertise in the regulation of the telecommunications industry, electronic mass media, wireless telecommunications services, and digital technologies, FCC practice and procedure, intellectual property transactions, copyright and patent, First Amendment challenges for media. Securities Law The Securities Law concentration supplies the student with depth of background in a broad array of topics arising out of the law of securities regulation including the regulation of issuance of securities, secondary trading of securities, market regulation, enforcement issues, corporate finance, corporate ethics, investment companies and investment advisers, derivatives and the regulation of financial institutions. Comparative and International Law The concentration in Comparative and International Law offers the student a program of study in a wide range of subjects including comparative constitutional law, comparative legal history, comparative legal systems, national security law, , public international law, international trade law, international business transactions, international intellectual property law, international arbitration and mediation , international criminal law, international human rights law, and international humanitarian law.. Given the breadth and depth of the CUA Law international curriculum, students may elect sub-concentrations in several areas. [-]

LLM in Intellectual Property Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 weeks February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

This LLM aims to provide the student with the necessary tools to navigate the IP landscape, and create awareness of pitfalls or opportunities that may present themselves. [+]

LLM Programs in LLM Intellectual Property Law. IF YOU WANT TO BE A STRATEGIC THINKER ON IP, COMPLETE THE LLM AT UJ! “The future of the nation depends in no small part on the efficiency of industry, and the efficiency of industry depends in no small part on the protection of intellectual property.” Judge Richard Posner in Rockwell Graphic Systems, Inc. v. DEV Industries, 925 F.2d 174 (7th Cir. 1991) The field of intellectual property (IP) reaches wide, and is probably the most dynamic field of law, as it constantly changes. What does it relate to? The nature of IP is best understood through a comparison with other, tangible, forms of property. One example is immovable property, such as a piece of land. Other examples are things, such as a vehicle, a watch, or a soccer ball. In these instances one has rights to the object itself. In other words, your rights would be infringed if the object is destroyed. The position with IP is different. An example might be a patent for a pair of night vision binoculars. The intellectual property rights of the patentee would not be infringed if the binoculars are destroyed. The reason for this is that it is the invention that is protected and not the binoculars. IP is, accordingly, that body of law that regulates the creation and utilisation of immaterial property, and the enforcement of resultant rights. The objects of the various IP rights typically include patents, copyright, registered designs, and trade marks. To properly understand all these issues, it is necessary to study them on an advanced level. It is necessary to understand both the legislation and the case law relating to a particular discipline. In the modern business world, it has become impossible to properly deal with commercial transactions without the necessary IP background. This LLM aims to provide the student with the necessary tools to navigate the IP landscape, and create awareness of pitfalls or opportunities that may present themselves. In fact, in given situations, the holder of an advanced degree in IP might be preferred for a specific task over someone who does not have such a qualification. IN VIEW OF THE COMPLEX NATURE OF IP, STUDENTS BENEFIT MOST FROM AN INTERACTIVE CLASS ENVIRONMENT. IT IS A SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE OF THE DEGREE TO FOSTER SUCH INTERACTION. What Will I Be Taught? You Will Be Learning More Of: Trade mark law Copyright and Internet law Patent law You will also write a dissertation on an intellectual property law topic. Lecturers The co-ordinator of the course is Professor Wim Alberts, who has 20 years of practical experience. He will be assisted by other academics as well as practitioners. Scholarships Scholarships are available. Students who complete their degree within two years, qualify for the reimbursement of their tuition fees (excluding the registration fee and ICT levy, and subject to certain terms and conditions). Admission Requirements In general, as a minimum admission requirement, students must have attained an average of 65% for the law subjects in their LLB degree. Career Opportunities An IP LLM could lead to a career as: an advocate an attorney a legal advisor in government a legal advisor in the private sector It could also open doors to a position in a regulatory environment or a position within an international agency. For further information and enquiries regarding entry requirements, closing dates and the application procedure, as well as the substance of the coursework, contact the faculty: Mrs P Magongoa: Auckland Park Kingsway Campus Tel: 011 559 3843 , Email: phaladim@uj.ac.za , Web: www.uj.ac.za/law [-]

LLM in Intellectual Property

Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School
Campus or Online Full time Part time January 2017 USA Lansing

WMU-Cooley’s Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Law is designed both for attorneys with scientific or engineering backgrounds seeking to gain the skills necessary to succeed on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registration Examination and for attorneys with nontechnical backgrounds seeking to become proficient in copyright, trademark, licensing, and e-commerce issues. [+]

Master of Laws: Intellectual Property Intellectual Property Overview WMU-Cooley’s Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Law is designed both for attorneys with scientific or engineering backgrounds seeking to gain the skills necessary to succeed on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registration Examination and for attorneys with nontechnical backgrounds seeking to become proficient in copyright, trademark, licensing, and e-commerce issues. Courses are designed to address the legal issues that arise when advising corporations and individuals in the fields of patents, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets. Students learn the fundamental principles of intellectual property law, including the requirements for establishing IP rights. The curriculum also emphasizes legal issues relating to the commercial exploitation of intellectual property, including IP licensing, e commerce, and IP management. Students may earn credit for developing skills in a practice setting through externship placements. [-]

Postgraduate Certificate Intellectual Property Law

Brunel University: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Part time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property is designed for trainee patent attorneys and others working within, or embarking on, a career in intellectual property law and practice. This part-time programme provides a comprehensive overview of theoretical, practical and management aspects of intellectual property. [+]

LLM Programs in LLM Intellectual Property Law. About the course The Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property is designed for trainee patent attorneys and others working within, or embarking on, a career in intellectual property law and practice. This part-time programme provides a comprehensive overview of theoretical, practical and management aspects of intellectual property. The course is suitable for both law graduates and those with backgrounds in the sciences, technology, engineering and business. Non-graduates who currently work with intellectual property are also considered. No prior legal knowledge is required, as you will be introduced to essential legal principles as the course progresses. The course is accredited by the statutory regulator Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg) and the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. Upon successful completion of the Intellectual Property Postgraduate Certificate, students who wish to qualify as Patent Attorney in the UK receive exemptions from the foundation level papers set by the qualifying examinations agencies (see more details in Special Features ). The programme starts at the end of September and goes through to March and it is delivered on Wednesdays from 1pm to 5pm. This is a unique programme designed by the Law School to support Law Firms and the IP industry. The part-time nature of the course makes it possible to gain valuable knowledge of intellectual property law whilst in full-time employment. UK employers sponsor over 80% of students taking the course. Aims The programme will provide students with essential knowledge about the theoretical rationales and policy arguments for the recognition of intellectual property rights. It will explain the basic principles of Intellectual Property Law and the nature and scope of these rights. It will also explore the procedures, both national and supranational, for the granting and recognition of the rights, and mechanisms for enforcement as well as defences against enforcement. Special Features Studying Intellectual Property Law at Brunel Intellectual Property Law at Brunel University is well established and highly rated for the quality of its staff publications, research projects and teaching standard. Staff teaching at the Intellectual Property Postgraduate Certificate include academics and practitioners with recognised expertise in all areas of intellectual property law. Exemptions The course is accredited by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg), the statutory body regulating the professions of patent attorney and trade mark attorney. It provides exemptions in the examinations to become a qualified Patent Attorney in the UK. For more details on qualifications, examinations, and exemptions please visit the website of the Joint Examination Board (JEB), the body responsible for the organisation and management of the examinations of CIPA for entry onto the Register of Patent Attorneys. Patent Attorney Students preparing to train as Patent Attorneys will receive full exemption from all Foundation Level Papers (P1, P5, P7, D&C, Law) set by the Joint Examination Board and the Institute of Patent Attorneys. Attendance Attendance for lectures is only required on Wednesday afternoons from 1pm to 5pm for two terms, end September to March. Teaching and Assessment Assessment Each module will be assessed independently by way of a written examination or coursework. Term 1 modules are assessed at the beginning of January. Term 2 modules are assessed during the University’s main exam period – the end of March to the beginning of May. Exact dates are confirmed to all students during the academic year. Employability Graduates will have the skills to pursue a career in the area of intellectual property as lawyers (in-house or independent), patent or trademark attorneys, IP portfolio managers, patent examiners and IP paralegals. The course may also benefit those who deal with intellectual property matters on a regular basis within industry/business. [-]

LLM Intellectual Property Law

University of Kent, Kent Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

This specialisation in Intellectual Property Law equips postgraduate students with the necessary in-depth knowledge to practise intellectual property law or work in creative industries. It also provides an excellent foundation for students who may wish to pursue a research degree in the field. [+]

This specialisation in Intellectual Property Law equips postgraduate students with the necessary in-depth knowledge to practise intellectual property law or work in creative industries. It also provides an excellent foundation for students who may wish to pursue a research degree in the field. The specialisation provides students with a detailed insight into the dynamic and growing area of intellectual property law by taking a distinctively contextual approach: delineating its histories, materialisations and practices, as well as analysing their conceptual foundations and dilemmas. The students will be introduced to critical, practical and socio-historical approaches to the framing and studying of intellectual property related problems. Such a contextual and critically informed approach to the study of intellectual property is unique in the UK and international postgraduate degree programmes. The modules are taught by distinguished academic specialists who cover a large and diverse range of subjects within the field. [-]

LLM in Comparative Law

University of San Diego School of Law
Campus Full time August 2017 USA San Diego

The LLM in  Comparative  Law  program is specifically designed for attorneys and law school graduates educated outside of the United States.  Candidates for the LLM in  Comparative  Law are enrolled in two required courses,  Introduction to U.S. Law  and  Legal Writing and Research.  [+]

LLM Programs in LLM Intellectual Property Law. LLM in Comparative Law PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The LLM in  Comparative  Law program is specifically designed for attorneys and law school graduates educated outside of the United States.  Candidates for the LLM in  Comparative  Law are enrolled in two required courses,  Introduction to U.S. Law  and  Legal Writing and Research.  Except for these two required courses, candidates in the  Comparative  Law program choose their courses from the same curriculum as JD students and other LLM students.   Students whose native language is not English are also eligible to receive extra time on examinations and the use of a translating dictionary, provided they submit a TOEFL/IELTS score at the time of admission.    While students take most of the same courses as JD and other LLM candidates, they have the advantage of access to the two required courses and exam accommodations.  In addition, the School of Law is pleased to offer specialised  Concentration areas within the LLM in  Comparative  Law:
  Business and Corporate Law Criminal Law International Law Intellectual Property Law Environmental & Energy Law Taxation  Pursuing one of the Concentrations listed above is optional; students are not required to pursue a Concentration.   APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS & DEADLINES   To assist with the application process, please review our application checklist. You  can access the online application from our website.  We prefer that applicants use the online service provided by LSAC.       International applicants are required to submit an official TOEFL or IELTS score. Candidates should have the Educational Testing Services submit the official TOEFL score report directly to our office.  The minimum required TOEFL score is 93.  For the IELTS exam, your score must be submitted directly to our office by the International English Language Testing System.  The minimum required IELTS score is 7.0.   The deadline to apply for entrance to the LLM programs for the  Spring semester is  November 1st.  The deadline to apply for the Fall semester is  June 1st. We use a rolling admissions process, so as soon as your file is complete it will be submitted to the Admissions Committee.   TUITION & SCHOLARSHIPS The tuition for the LLM in  Comparative  Law program for the 2016-2017 academic year is $1,635 per credit. The LLM in  Comparative  Law program consists of 25 credits.  Tuition and fees are subject to change; current tuition rates are available on the School of Law’s Financial Aid webpage. All full-time LLM applicants are automatically considered for  Merit Scholarships.  No additional application is necessary.  The scholarship is awarded based on the contents of your admissions file.  The School of Law’s  Financial Aid Office  can provide  you  with additional information regarding financial aid, including directing  you  toward appropriate resources for international students.  [-]

LLM in Law, Culture and Society

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The LLM programme is a single subject law programme that may be taken over a period of one year (full-time), or part-time over a period of two, three or four years. [+]

LLM in Law, Culture and Society Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two, three or four years (part-time, daytime only) We recommend that part-time students have between two-and-a-half and three days a week free to pursue their course of study. Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Law Start of programme: September intake only The LLM programme is a single subject law programme that may be taken over a period of one year (full-time), or part-time over a period of two, three or four years. Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four full units. The assessment of one of the chosen full units (which must be from your chosen specialism) will be by means of a 15,000 word dissertation. The dissertation must be linked to a module offered at SOAS itself, and attendance on the module will be treated as being part of the process of supervision. With permission of the LLM tutor, students will be entitled to select one complementary subject or the equivalent from comparable Master’s module at SOAS including appropriate language modules. A complementary subject may be chosen in substitution for either a full or a half-subject. Examinations for all taught modules will be held in May/June of each year and the dissertation will be due for submission by during September of the final year of registration. The assessment for each module may vary according to the extent to which the research component of each module is to be stressed. It is expected that all students will graduate with an LLM in law. It is possible, however, for students wishing to graduate with a ‘specialist’ degree, to do so by way of opting to take three or more modules from the relevant subject groupings below. In each case, the student must undertake a dissertation in that subject grouping. Structure Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four (4.0) full units. Students who wish to graduate with a specialised LLM are required to take at least three (3.0) of the four (4.0) units within their chosen specialism, including the dissertation. The assessment of one of the chosen full units (within the LLM specialism) will be by means of a 15,000 word dissertation. The fourth unit can be chosen from either the general Law Postgraduate Modules or the following modules associated with the Law, Culture and Society specialisation: Please note: Not all modules listed will be available every year. Please see the individual module page for information. Full Module Units (1.0) Critical Jurisprudence in Islamic Law and Society - 15PLAC176 (1 Unit) Feminist Legal Theory - 15PLAC155 (1 Unit) International and Comparative Copyright Law: Copyright in the global village - 15PLAC115 (1 Unit) International Labour Law and Equality Rights - 15PLAC169 (1 Unit) Islamic Law - 15PLAC121 (1 Unit) Law and Society in South Asia - 15PLAC129 (1 Unit) Law and in the Middle East and North Africa - 15PLAC130 (1 Unit) Law, Institutions and Political Economy of Transition - 15PLAC134 (1 Unit) Modern Chinese Law and Institutions - 15PLAC139 (1 Unit) Half Module Units (0.5) Chinese Constitutionalism - 15PLAH043 (0.5 Unit) Comparative Constitutional Law - 15PLAH046 (0.5 Unit) Foundations of Comparative Law - 15PLAH031 (0.5 Unit) Foundations of International Law - 15PLAH021 (0.5 Unit) Gender, Armed Conflict and International Law - 15PGNH005 (0.5 Unit) Law & Critique - 15PLAH053 (0.5 Unit) Law and Postcolonial Theory - 15PLAH050 (0.5 Unit) Law and Society in Southeast Asia - 15PLAH049 (0.5 Unit) Migration, Gender and the Law in South East Asia and Beyond - 15PLAH023 (0.5 Unit) Religion & Comparative Constitutionalism - 15PLAH052 (0.5 Unit) Examples of non-Law module options: Childhood, Politics and Law - 15PPOH037 (0.5 Unit) Dissertation (1.0) The dissertation module unit forms part of the required three (3.0) units within the chosen LLM specialism. Please see the dissertation module units below. You will need to attend the teaching on the module and then submit a dissertation in place of the module method of assessment. Critical Jurisprudence in Islamic Law and Society - 15PLAD176 (1 Unit) Feminist Legal Theory - 15PLAD155 (1 Unit) International and Comparative Copyright Law: Copyright in the global village - 15PLAD115 (1 Unit) International Labour Law and Equality Rights - 15PLAD169 (1 Unit) Islamic Law - 15PLAD121 (1 Unit) Law and Society in South Asia - 15PLAD129 (1 Unit) Law and in the Middle East and North Africa - 15PLAD130 (1 Unit) Law, Institutions and Political Economy of Transition - 15PLAD134 (1 Unit) Modern Chinese Law and Institutions - 15PLAD139 (1 Unit) A Student's Perspective "SOAS has an excellent reputation and its specialisation in the study of the Middle East was one of the main reasons I decided to come here." Nikola Georgiev [-]

LLM Intellectual Property Law

Nottingham Trent University - Nottingham Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Intellectual property is an exciting and increasingly important area of law, particularly internationally and EU-wide. The course offers students the opportunity to explore intellectual property law in both the UK and EU contexts, together with the links to competition law and sport... [+]

LLM Programs in LLM Intellectual Property Law. LLM Intellectual Property Law Intellectual property is an exciting and increasingly important area of law, particularly internationally and EU-wide. The course offers students the opportunity to explore intellectual property law in both the UK and EU contexts, together with the links to competition law and sport. About LLM Intellectual Property You will explore the internationally important area of Intellectual Property Law and learn how intellectual property rights impinge on many commercial areas. Why choose this course? Explore Intellectual Property Law in UK and EU contexts. Learn how intellectual property rights impinge on many commercial areas and study the links to competition law and sport. Learn from expert teaching staff such as Janice Denoncourt, an experienced practitioner and author of core textbooks who has been sponsored by the European Patent Office. Complement your study of Intellectual Property Law with two modules from other LLM subject areas. Choose to study full-time or part-time. Attend an International Summer School and explore Law in a European context. Scholarships are available. Individual modules can be studied for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes. Modules You will study six taught modules followed by a dissertation. Core modules: Competition and IP Law in the EU Intellectual Property IP Public Health Medical Innovation Data Protection and Privacy Plus two modules of your choice from other LLM subject areas, excluding Oil, Gas and Mining Law. You will start your dissertation after completing these modules. Assessment In each case modules are assessed through one piece of course work. This usually takes the form of a problem- or essay-style question, but will vary by module. You can submit and receive feedback on assessments over the course of each module. The dissertation is 18,000 to 20,000 words and is researched and written independently under the guidance of an expert academic. How do I study? The academic year for the LLM courses is split into three parts: two ten-week terms (Term One runs from the beginning of the academic year until the Christmas vacation, Term Two between Christmas and Easter) and the summer period. Full-time students – who complete the course over one academic year – study three modules in each term and complete the dissertation over the summer. Part-time students – who complete the course over two academic years – study three modules across Terms One and Two in each year (six in total), beginning work on researching their dissertation during the first summer period and completing it during the second. On the full-time and part-time modes modules are taught throughout the week. Depending on your timetable you may be expected to attend on more than one day. Modules may exceptionally be rescheduled due to course needs. Seminars are led by academics but will usually require you to carry out extensive guided preparatory work and will often involve short presentations or other contributions. Entry requirements Law graduates You will need a good degree in Law (minimum 2.2) or, an honours degree in another discipline plus either the CPE (Common Professional Examination) or GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law) conversion qualification. Non-Law graduates Applicants from other disciplines will be welcomed in appropriate circumstances, particularly if they have experience in the area, even if not as lawyers. English language requirements International students need to demonstrate they have sufficient knowledge of written and spoken English before starting the course. We usually require one of the following: IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill. An equivalent English language qualification. [-]

LLM In Comparative Media Law

Independent College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The LL.M Comparative Media Law is the first and only course of its type to be offered in the Republic of Ireland. It is a specialised programme which examines the regulation of media in Ireland and internationally. In particular, Irish and international developments relating to restrictions on the media ranging from the laws on privacy, defamation, contempt of court [+]

The LL.M Comparative Media Law is the first and only course of its type to be offered in the Republic of Ireland. It is a specialised programme which examines the regulation of media in Ireland and internationally. In particular, Irish and international developments relating to restrictions on the media ranging from the laws on privacy, defamation, contempt of court and freedom of information are examined in depth. The statutory regulation of the media in Ireland and throughout the European Union is also analysed. This course is ideal for those with an interest in the legal and ethical issues surrounding freedom of expression worldwide. Through its association with Independent News & Media, the College has access to the very best practitioners in this area whether they be legal professionals practicing media law or editors or journalists who grapple with these legal issues on a daily basis. Together with the College’s experienced and enthusiastic teaching team, the LL.M provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about the theoretical aspects of law and how it operates in practice. Course Content/Structure (number of years and modules per year). Outline only. The degree is delivered over one year a full time basis and two years on an evening part-time basis. Typically, students will be required to complete three modules over two 12 week teaching semesters. The course is broken down as follows: Semester 1 Research Methods Freedom of Expression: Constitutional Perspectives Defamation & the Media Semester 2 Law of Privacy Media Regulation Elective* Electives Defamation: Practice & Procedure Freedom of Information Law Intellectual Property; Law & the Media Dissertation Students must also complete a dissertation of between 15,000 to 20,000 words. Students will be assigned  supervisor to assist and support students in completing their dissertation. Entry Requirements The LL.M is not confined to those who have studied law at undergraduate level. It is also open to those from other disciplines such as the Arts, Journalism and other related programmes. At least a lower second-class (2.2) degree in law or a related discipline or foreign equivalent or relevant work experience, including having held a position of responsibility relevant to the LL.M. Where the applicant’s first language is not English, the applicant must also demonstrate proficiency in English: the minimum standard is British Council IELTS band 6.5, or TOEFL scores of 575 (paper-based), 232 (computer-based) or 89 (internet-based). We welcome applications from those who do not have the entry requirements outlined here. The University will consider applications on the basis of evidence of personal, professional and educational experience which indicate an applicant's ability to meet the demands of a Masters. We like to give such applicants every opportunity to show that they have the motivation and ability to succeed in their chosen programme of study. Fees Day Time: €4250 Non EU Abroad: €8,500 Part Time: €4250 Assessment Modules are typically assessed by way of a written piece of coursework (approximately 3,000 words) and a two hour examination at the end of each semester (January and May). Students will also have to complete a thesis of 15,000 to 20,000 words on a chosen area associated with media law. The thesis would usually be submitted in September. Career Opportunities The purpose of the LLM is to provide students with the expertise, skills and knowledge to deal with the legal issues which arise in media in the modern age. The programme is particular suitable for law graduates/professionals seeking to specialise in this field. It is also relevant to those who work in the sector whether it be as journalists, web designers, publishers and so forth. [-]

LLM in Intellectual Property Law

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 USA Cleveland

Focus on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. [+]

LLM Programs in LLM Intellectual Property Law. The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property Law is designed to provide graduates of foreign law schools with a deep understanding of the doctrine and policy of United States intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Intellectual property has become a focus in the global marketplace and information economy, presenting some of the most important and complex issues facing legal systems, as well as the business, entertainment and technology communities. The one-year program requires full-time attendance and 24 hours of course credits. Required Courses - U.S. Contract Law for LL.M. (3) - Patent Law (3) or Intellectual Property Survey (2) - Copyright Law (3) or International Intellectual Property Law (3) - Trademark Law (3) or International Intellectual Property Law (3) - U.S. Legal Writing (2) - U.S. Scholarly Legal Writing (1) - Foreign Graduate Seminar (1, fall) + (1, spring) During the Foreign Graduate Seminar, students working toward the specialized LL.M. degree in Intellectual Property Law must receive a grade of H on the research paper, required in the second semester, on an intellectual property law topic. The grade of H is equivalent to a B+ or better. Students who receive a grade of S on the research paper receive an LL.M. in U.S. and Global Legal Studies and a certificate in Intellectual Property Law. Elective Courses: In addition to the required classes above, students pursuing the LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law must complete 8 or 9 credit hours from the list of elective courses below. - Business Associations (4) - Cyberlaw (3) - Computer Law & Policy (2) - Doing Business in the U.S. (3) - International Business Transactions (3) - International Issues in Intellectual Property Seminar (3) - Internet and the Law (1) - Intellectual Property Survey (2) - Intellectual Property Transactions (2) - Intellectual Property from a Business & Strategic Point of View (1) - Intellectual Property & Deal Making (2) - Law and the Visual Arts (2) - Law of Music Industry (2) - Patent Prosecution (2) - Professional Responsibility (2) or (3) NOTE: Course offerings may change from year to year and other intellectual property elective courses may qualify for the LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law at the discretion of the Director of Foreign Graduate Legal Studies. Eligibility Candidates must have a foreign university level degree in law and a TOEFL score of 90 or IELTS of 6.5. Candidates whose TOEFL or IELTS scores do not meet the criteria, but otherwise have excellent academic and professional credentials, may be granted conditional admission with additional English language study, at ELS Cleveland located on the CWRU campus and/or completion of our Summer Language and Law Institute. Foreign patent attorneys who do not have an LL.B. but are working in Intellectual Property are also welcome to apply. [-]

LL.M. Intellectual Property and Competition Law

Munich Intellectual Property Law Center MIPLC
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Munich

The MIPLC provides a truly international and interdisciplinary experience, thanks to its four partners, international faculty, and students from all over the world. [+]

Why Study IP Law at the MIPLC? Thank you for your interest in our LL.M. program "Intellectual Property and Competition Law." On this page, we would like to explain two things: a) why we feel intellectual property and competition law are relevant, and b) what makes the MIPLC special. Why Study Intellectual Property and Competition Law? As matters relating to intellectual property play an important role in the fields of science, technology, business and the arts, the need for expertise in intellectual property issues increases. No matter what your profession or educational training, in the course of your work you will have come across the multifaceted and fascinating nature of IP in action. The various aspects of IP law and related areas of competition law may seem independent of each other at first glance. However, in daily practice, especially when dealing with multinational clients, it quickly becomes apparent that they are highly interconnected. To cite just one example, in order to strategically manage an IP portfolio, one must have both a firm grasp of various areas of IP law as well as an understanding of the relevant markets. Whereas in the past such knowledge was divided among several departments within a company or various experts within a law firm, the complexity of modern IP transactions now demands that each person involved on a project or case possess well-rounded knowledge of IP related issues. This know-how improves the internal processes of communication, the image of the business and, last but not least, the finished "product". Our Program The MIPLC provides a truly international and interdisciplinary experience, thanks to its four partners, international faculty, and students from all over the world. With just 38 students (maximum) per year, our program is much smaller than others. This guarantees intensive interaction between students, professors, and staff, as well as personalized support. Our courses are designed specially for our program and our students. Our program is: Specialized and fully-accredited, and intensive Suitable for law graduates and students with other backgrounds alike Taught entirely in English Multi-jurisdictional, covering civil law and common law traditions and multiple countries Diverse with a wide variety of modules to choose from Interdisciplinary, discussing all aspects of IP from the legal and relevant economic perspectives Applicable, with the practical aspects of IP covered in simulations, case-studies, and internship Supplemented with study visits to European Patent Office and other IP organizations, an optional study visit to Washington, D.C., and guest lectures and talks throughout the year A member of the EIPIN network Located in Europe's IP Capital Munich Our Curriculum Our curriculum is highly comprehensive, covering a wide variety of areas, subject matters, and jurisdictions. We aim to give our students an extensive selection of courses to allow them to study their preferred area(s) of interest as broadly and deeply as possible. Comprehensive reading and study materials are provided for each course. Our Students An educational institution cannot live without students. At the MIPLC, we are proud of our outstanding student body, who further enliven the study experience with their diverse and amazing personalities. Our program is truly international and interdisciplinary, and so are our students. They have backgrounds in law, economics, engineering, natural sciences, and other fields. They come to the MIPLC from all over the world to prepare for ambitious careers in the IP sector, especially as attorneys, patent agents, judges, business experts, scientists, engineers, and university faculty members. We are especially proud of training a student sponsored by the Japanese Supreme Court every year. Many of our students join the MIPLC relatively soon after completing their primary studies and gaining initial professional experience. However, we also continue to attract professionals with extensive practical IP experience who decide to undertake further studies. We have therefore been able to welcome students aged 21 to 50 to our classroom. The average age of each class of students is about 30 years. Courses and Modules The courses offered at the MIPLC are split up into four types of modules: The Introductory Module: This is a preparatory, no-credit module. Participation is optional but strongly recommended to all students, a especially in classes that cover unfamiliar topics. The Basic Modules: There are four Basic Modules that are mandatory for all students and are completed by one exam per module. These modules cover the core areas of IP - patents, copyright, trademarks, and design - but also basic cross-cutting topics, such as European Law or Jursidiction and Conflict of Laws. The Elective Modules: 12 specialized Elective Modules allow students to focus their studies on subjects they are particularly interested in. Due to the students' varied interests, class size in the elective courses is usually small. While the majority of the Elective Modules work on an exam-per-course basis, three modules are concluded by a single exam per module. This allows students to take into account their preferred studying and examination style when selecting their modules. The Master's Thesis Module: Completing a Master's thesis is a requirement for all students, as the thesis is a central component of the LL.M. program. Its preparation is an excellent opportunity to explore a particular topic in great depth and on a highly sophisticated level. Students start to work on their Master's thesis early on in the program. They may choose their topic freely to correspond to personal interests and career goals. Each student is assigned a thesis supervisor with whom they can discuss issues that come up in the course of their research. The final thesis, due about six weeks after the completion of the summer term, should run to about 55-75 pages. In selecting a topic for the Master's thesis, students may benefit from MIPLC's participation in the European University Network set up by the Office for the Harmonization of the Internal Market (OHIM). In the context of this network, students from participating universities can write their Master's thesis on a topic suggested by one of the designated OHIM "research advisers." The advisers are experienced OHIM staff members who provide additional guidance and support to the students. A research session takes place at OHIM's premises in Alicante in July. Attendance of this session is mandatory for participating students, who will give a ten-minute oral presentation on their research. [-]

LLM International Intellectual Property Law

Brunel University: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

The Brunel International Intellectual Property Law LLM (available full-time and part-time) is one of the most comprehensive programmes in the UK in the field of intellectual property. [+]

LLM Programs in LLM Intellectual Property Law. About the Course The Brunel International Intellectual Property Law LLM (available full-time and part-time) is one of the most comprehensive programmes in the UK in the field of intellectual property. The programme provides students with extensive knowledge on the fundamentals of intellectual property, as well as the opportunity to develop specialised skills through a wide range of elective modules, covering both policy and practical technology-related issues. Intellectual property, especially at international level, is a fast-growing area of law largely due to the impact of technology. The widespread use of the Internet and other cross-border communications and commercial technologies has led to a comprehensive and complex legislative framework at international level (WTO, WIPO, EU). With the undisputed relevance of intellectual property in innovation and access to knowledge, the demand for structured study of the area has increased. The LLM in International Intellectual Property Law keeps ahead of the 'curve' in thinking in this area, due to our highly active Intellectual Property research centre, which in addition to providing direction and support to students’ study, regularly hosts seminars and workshops, as well as international conferences. The programme is available full-time: September (12 months) January (15 months, due to dissertation submission requirements) And also part-time: September (24 months) January (27 months, due to dissertation submission requirements) Aims You will develop an expertise in the corpus and complexities of intellectual property law. You will acquire critical and analytical skills in the complex field of intellectual property law. You will be able to produce original research, apply knowledge and demonstrate practical and critical understanding You will gain valuable professional skills required to develop a successful career. You will be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the legislative framework at international level (WTO, WIPO, EU). This Master's course is designed for graduates from anywhere in the world who wish to develop a specialist knowledge on intellectual property law and related areas. Special Features Intellectual Property Law at Brunel University is a well-established area of teaching and research. It is highly rated for the quality of its staff publications, research projects and teaching standard. Lecturers at the International Intellectual Property Law LLM include academics and practitioners with recognised expertise in all areas of intellectual property law. Flexible start times and learning options The course is available in full-time and part-time mode, with start dates in September and January. Students gain greater flexibility with this programme because Brunel Law School offers smaller 15 credit modules, which provides its students a range of options to tailor study and provide additional flexibility in study arrangements. Research and Research Centres The Law School benefits from active research centres, including the Centre for Intellectual Property, Internet & Media (IPIM) which regularly host research seminars and workshops, as well as international conferences. The Law School is equally particularly proud of its various events that are offered on Intellectual Property, there is a diverse programme which supports the learning of our students and LLM students will be expected to actively participate. At Brunel Law School we believe that an active research community is important in providing postgraduate with the latest thinking in human rights. In the last REF – a peer review process widely seen by institutions and academics as a core element in improving the quality of academic work – 51% of our Law research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading, meaning you’ll be sharing a classroom with some of the best academics in their fields. Extra-curricular activities The Law School offers students numerous opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities, including a Reading Group, a Law Film society, mooting and debating societies, research workshops, and study visits. All students are expected to play a leading role in participating in these activities. Research skills The Law School offers an elaborate scheme of research and writing skills sessions designed to facilitate students’ learning and to equip them with appropriate transferable skills. Some of the modules in this programme also integrate skills training, for example on how to answer essay questions, make use of electronic legal databases and cite legal authorities. Career Support Students benefit from the University’s award winning Professional Development Centre which offers specialist workshops, interview skills, and one-to-one advice sessions to help prepare graduates for their chosen career. Teaching and Assessment Teaching The faculty places great emphasis on the creation of a unique learning experience. In addition to attending seminars and preparing coursework and exams, students will also learn by participating in research centre activities and research trips, contributing to newsletters, making oral presentations, attending law film screenings as well as participating in debating events and reading group sessions. On average there are 16 hours of teaching per credit module, delivered through a combination of teaching methods. This is a challenging programme that is at the forefront of thinking in International Intellectual Property Law. It is taught by leading academics with a wide range of expertise in internet law, copyright, patents and competition law including: Dr Jurgita Malinauskaite (competition law) Dr Akalemwa Ngenda (international intellectual property) Dr Peter Petkoff (trade marks, patents) Dr Faye Wang (internet law) Please note that lecturers may vary from year to year. Assessment For each module you will be assessed twice, first by way of a written essay and then by way of a "seen" or "pre-release" examination, where the question paper is released a short time before the day of the exam. Each assessment is worth 50% of the overall mark. Careers The International Intellectual Property Law LLM programme is suitable for students who are looking for career opportunities in the specialist area of Intellectual Property as a practioner or advisor at national or international level, as well as for students interested in pursuing an academic career. [-]

LLM in Intellectual Property Law Program

Boston University School of Law
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Boston

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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 (2016 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 LLM student, you will pursue a range of IP and IP-related classes offered through the School's JD 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 LLM 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.  [-]

LLM Master of Laws

University of Exeter
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Exeter

Our LLM Master of Laws is a highly flexible programme offering an extremely wide range of modules dependent on your interests. Taught by leading academics, we offer access to the most topical, academically rigorous and professionally relevant courses in a variety of legal subjects. Opportunity for an EU study tour. [+]

LLM Programs in LLM Intellectual Property Law. High quality postgraduate legal education at an elite UK top 10 university Personal tutor support and close contact with academic staff who are leaders in their fields Innovative, rigorous and flexible LLM programme which allows students to specialise in important areas of law Specialisms include International Commercial Law, European Law, Maritime Law, Intellectual Property Law and International Human Rights Law Students electing to specialise on the LLM Master of Laws will have that pathway named on your degree certificate Small seminar and teaching groups enabling you to fulfil your potential Opportunities to visit EU institutions, the United Nations and International Criminal Court Excellent career prospects Studying an LLM Master of Laws offers unrivalled academic stimulation, the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the law and specialise your knowledge in a particular area, and improved career prospects at the highest level whether that be in practice or academia. The Exeter LLM is a substantive, rigorous, and genuinely flexible programme of postgraduate study designed for the most ambitious and capable students. Delivered by some of the biggest names in legal research, our LLM allows you to create a bespoke programme of learning addressing your specific academic and professional needs, readying you to fulfil your career ambitions or for doctoral study. Our faculty is able to teach and supervise an extensive range of international subjects, with particular specialities inspired by our renowned research in the areas of Commercial Law, Public Law, Human Rights Law, and Family Law. Location Streatham Campus, Exeter Studying an LLM Master of Laws offers unrivalled academic stimulation, the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the law and specialise your knowledge in a particular area, and improved career prospects at the highest level whether that be in practice or academia. The Exeter LLM is a substantive, rigorous, and genuinely flexible programme of postgraduate study designed for the most ambitious and capable students. Delivered by some of the biggest names in legal research, our LLM allows you to create a bespoke programme of learning addressing your specific academic and professional needs, readying you to fulfil your career ambitions or for doctoral study. International Commercial Law International Commercial Law is one of the most popular, challenging, and relevant areas of law to study at postgraduate level. Our faculty includes some of the most respected international names in the field, including the authors of leading practitioner and student texts and editors of important journals. We are confident that Exeter is the best possible environment in which to study the exciting, fast-paced, and lucrative commercial world, including subjects like corporate finance, international trade, intellectual property, energy and the environment. European Law This specialism is designed to give students the opportunity to study the constitutional issues which arise from the concept of the European Union, including law making and the relationship between the EU and Member States. We provide modules which examine the substantive law of the EU, and the way in which that law has been implemented in English law. We also provide an optional study trip to visit the institutions of the EU. Intellectual Property Law The LLM in Intellectual Property Law allows students to study in depth the substantive areas of law which make up intellectual property. Much of the law is derived from EU measures, and the modules are taught from both a domestic and EU perspective. Exeter is one of the very few universities in the UK able to offer this programme. International Human Rights Law This specialism has been specifically developed to allow you to construct a programme appropriate to private practice or public employment in the field of international human rights law. An important element of the programme is a study trip to Geneva to gain first-hand experience of the work of the United Nations. During the trip you will have the opportunity to attend committee sessions, joining the delegation, NGOs and committee members in the committee chambers. Maritime Law The LLM in Maritime Law is designed specifically for students who wish to study shipping and international trade law in detail. The modules are particularly suited to students who intend to pursue careers in chartering, trade and marine insurance (including Protection and Indemnity Clubs). English law is widely adopted in other jurisdictions, so a study of English law is particularly important. Tuition fees per year 2016/17 UK/EU: £7,700 full-time; £3,850 part-time International: £16,500 full-time [-]