Master of Laws in LLM Intellectual Property Law in North America

View all LLM Programs in LLM Intellectual Property Law in North America 2017

LLM Intellectual Property Law

The LL.M. (master of laws) is an internationally recognized postgraduate law degree. An LL.M. strength just usually does not allow one to practice law; in most cases, LL.M. students must earn a professional degree

International property law contributes to our national and state economic. Many industries across our economy depend on the competent enforcement of their patent. IP right protects both abroad and domestically.

The United States of America commonly called the United States, is a federal republic consisting of fifty states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and the federal district of Washington, D.C. are in first North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in northwestern North America, west of Canada and east of Russia across the Bering Strait, and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-North Pacific. The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean.

View all LLM Programs in LLM Intellectual Property Law in North America 2017

Read More

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. [+]

LLMs in LLM Intellectual Property Law in North America 2017. 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

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. [-]

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. [+]

LLMs in LLM Intellectual Property Law in North America 2017. 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 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 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. [+]

LLMs in LLM Intellectual Property Law in North America 2017. 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. [-]

LLM in Intellectual Property Law Program

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

[+]

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 in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law

Fordham University School of Law
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA New York

This unique program combines the classic study of intellectual property rights with the rapidly emerging field of information technology law. [+]

LLMs in LLM Intellectual Property Law in North America 2017. This unique program combines the classic study of intellectual property rights with the rapidly emerging field of information technology law. Students study fundamental and advanced intellectual property rights issues in copyright, patent, and trademark law and also learn about issues that lie at the heart of today’s digital information society, such as cybercrime, e-commerce, information privacy law, and Internet law. Core courses include Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Law, Internet Regulation, Mass Media Law, Patent Law, and Trademark Law. Students also choose from more advanced and specialized courses in the fields of information technology and intellectual property law. CREDIT HOURS Each student is required to complete a minimum of 24 credits of approved courses; the maximum number of credits permitted is 27. PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIRED COURSES The 24-credit minimum must include 12 credits of Specialization Distribution Courses approved for the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law program. The 12-credit Specialization Distribution Course requirement must include at least 6 credits from the following Core Distribution Courses: Copyright Law Information Law Survey Intellectual Property Law Patent Law Trademark Law Remaining credits needed to fulfill the 12-credit Specialization Distribution Course requirement must be chosen from among the wide selection of Specialization Distribution Courses approved for the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law program. ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES For students who do not hold a degree from a U.S. law school, the following courses are also required: Introduction to the U.S. Legal System Legal Writing and Research for LLM Students Introduction to the U.S. Legal Profession At least 6 credits of Content Outline courses Students are required to take Introduction to the U.S. Legal System and Legal Writing and Research for LLM Students during their first semester of study in the LLM program. A Note Regarding Course Selection for Part Time Students The LLM program strives to ensure that there is a wide range of courses available in the evening in each of our LLM areas of specialization, and to ensure that students will be able to meet their program requirements within their desired time frame for completion. However, it would be impossible to ensure that any specific course will be offered at a time that is convenient to all students. We encourage you to look at the schedules from past semesters, available on the registrar's website, to get a sense of what courses may be offered in the future (noting, of course, that the schedule varies from one semester to the next). [-]

LLM in Corporate Compliance

Fordham University School of Law
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA New York

Fordham Law’s LLM in Corporate Compliance—the first of its kind in the country—introduces students to a rapidly emerging field that is often global in scope. This unique program prepares candidates to respond effectively to new and complex regulatory demands. [+]

Fordham Law’s LLM in Corporate Compliance — the first of its kind in the country—introduces students to a rapidly emerging field that is often global in scope. This unique program prepares candidates to respond effectively to new and complex regulatory demands. Students will explore the role of in-house counsel, the corporate compliance office, and the elements of compliance, including risk assessment, attorney-client privilege, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, global codes of conduct, crisis management, deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements, and corporate social responsibility. Students will learn the basic regulatory framework, especially in the banking and financial regulatory industries, and will be trained in the skills that are essential for any compliance professional. PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIRED COURSES The 24-credit minimum must include Corporations* as well as 12 credits of Specialization Distribution Courses approved for the Corporate Compliance program. The 12-credit Specialization Distribution Course requirement must include the following core courses: Global Corporate Compliance Compliance Risk Assessment We also strongly recommend students to take either International Financial Crime or Anti-Money Laundering. Remaining credits needed to fulfill the 12-credit Specialization Distribution requirement must be chosen from among the selection of Specialization Distribution Courses approved for the Corporate Compliance program. ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES For students who do not hold a JD degree from a U.S. law school, the following courses are also required: Introduction to the U.S. Legal System Legal Writing and Research for LLM Students Introduction to the U.S. Legal Profession At least 6 credits of Content Outline courses Students are required to take Introduction to the U.S. Legal System and Legal Writing and Research for LLM Students during their first semester of study in the LLM program. Note: If a course can fulfill both (i) a Specialization Distribution requirement and (ii) a Content Outline requirement, the course may count toward both requirements. A Note Regarding Course Selection for Part Time Students The LLM program strives to ensure that there is a wide range of courses available in the evening in each of our LLM areas of specialization, and to ensure that students will be able to meet their program requirements within their desired time frame for completion. However, it would be impossible to ensure that any specific course will be offered at a time that is convenient to all students. We encourage you to look at the schedules from past semesters, available on the registrar's website, to get a sense of what courses may be offered in the future (noting, of course, that the schedule varies from one semester to the next). [-]

LLM in Intellectual Property and Technology Law

University of San Francisco - School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 year August 2017 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The LLM in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, which is open to foreign and U.S. candidates with law degrees, focuses on American and international law in [+]

LLMs in LLM Intellectual Property Law in North America 2017. USF offers three Master of Law (LLM) programs that make it possible for students who have already earned a law degree to expand their professional expertise and qualifications. The LLM in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, which is open to foreign and U.S. candidates with law degrees, focuses on American and international law in the intellectual property field. In the LLM Mentor Program, all international students benefit from individual counseling with a faculty member and one-on-one mentor relationships with USF alumni who are practicing attorneys or judges. Students attend hearings, depositions, and other legal proceedings with mentors, as well as social events. The program can be completed in two full-time semesters (August through May). A part-time option is available with approval from the program director. Graduates of the LLM programs may be eligible to take the bar examination in California and other states. LLM Admissions Overview Located in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic and innovative cities, the USF School of Law offers a rigorous education with a global perspective in a diverse, supportive community. Its Master of Laws programs seek to admit a diverse group of students who are among the most capable lawyers from the Bay Area, nationwide, and countries throughout the world. USF's LLM Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law is open to not only those with first degrees in law or have completed in a foreign country the university-based legal education required to take the equivalent of the bar examination in that country, but also those who are qualified to practice law in a country, or the equivalent thereof or otherwise deemed sufficiently qualified as determined by our LLM Admissions Committee. Patent and Trademark Practitioners are particularly welcomed to apply for admission to our IP LLM Program. The program requires completion of 25 units over two consecutive full-time semesters of study at the USF School of Law (August through May). The program may also be completed through part-time study with permission of the director. The Intellectual Property and Technology Law program provides a thorough exposure to American, international, and comparative intellectual property law. The program equips students with a sufficient grounding in legal theory and practical skills to pursue gainful employment in the intellectual property field in the United States or abroad. FACULTY DAVID J. FRANKLYN | Professor, Director of the LLM program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, and Director of the McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology Law | BA, Evangel College; JD, University of Michigan Professor Franklyn is author of numerous scholarly articles on trademark issues, and is co-author of McCarthy’s Desk Encyclopedia of Intellectual Property. In 2008, he presented at a U.S. Department of Commerce conference on intellectual property rights enforcement in Beijing, China. Franklyn previously clerked for the U.S. District Court of Eastern Michigan. He also spent five years in private practice in Chicago, and later taught at Northern Kentucky University. Franklyn teaches Copyright, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Theory, International Intellectual Property, and Trademark Law. SUSAN FREIWALD | Professor | BA, JD, Harvard University Professor Freiwald is an expert in cyberlaw and information privacy who has published articles in numerous legal journals. A former software developer, Freiwald has authored and co-authored amicus briefs in major cases involving electronic surveillance laws. She also regularly assists the Electronic Frontier Foundation with electronic surveillance litigation efforts and has served on the board of the Northern California American Civil Liberties Union. Freiwald teaches Contracts, Cyberspace Law, and Information Privacy Law. [-]

LLM in Intellectual Property Law

The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chicago

With new technologies and social practices giving rise to new intellectual property issues, leading-edge training in IP law and related practice techniques is necessary to keep up and advance in the fast-moving, competitive world of intellectual property. [+]

LLM in Intellectual Property LawWith new technologies and social practices giving rise to new intellectual property issues, leading-edge training in IP law and related practice techniques is necessary to keep up and advance in the fast-moving, competitive world of intellectual property. Our LLM in Intellectual Property Law gives you the competitive advantage you need to excel in practice. Learn substantive law and practical skills from some of the nation's top IP academics, judges, and practitioners.LLM in Intellectual Property Law candidates choose The John Marshall Law School for its extensive curriculum offerings, including numerous patent law courses. The LLM program offers two degree tracks: a patent track for candidates with technical backgrounds who wish to specialize in patent practice and a general IP track for candidates who wish to gain in-depth knowledge about the full range of IP laws and developments.Degree candidates can also earn their LLM in Intellectual Property Law online through eDegrees distance education.RequirementsLLM in Intellectual Property Law candidates must complete 24 credit hours in order to earn their degree. In addition to required courses, you will select elective courses specific to your areas of interest. Degree candidates must graduate with a GPA of 2.5 or better.Our program attracts recent law graduates and practicing attorneys who desire a better understanding of the complex and ever-changing practice of intellectual property law. To accommodate the diverse needs and experiences of degree candidates, the program may be pursued full-time and completed over two semesters or completed part-time in less than five years.... [-]