The requirements for the certificate are:
JD Students: There is no application procedure for the certificate in Intellectual Property Law, though students are encouraged to announce their intention to seek the certificate early in their studies. Additionally, students are not required to begin taking their tax courses in a certain point during their law study. All JD candidates for the certificate in Intellectual Property must complete:
- 15 credit hours of courses, including the introductory Intellectual Property Course plus at least one regime class (Patents, Copyright, Trademark) or, alternatively, two regime classes. Students will also be required to take an intellectual property seminar.
- Students may include in the 15 credit hours one class from a list of adjacent field courses.
- A supervised writing (which meets the Law School's upper-class writing requirement) project under the direction of a member of the Intellectual Property faculty or, alternatively, a supervised externship in intellectual property, with a significant writing component; or participation in the Intellectual Property clinic.
LL.M. Students: There is no application procedure for the certificate in Intellectual Property Law, though students are encouraged to announce their intention to seek a certification at the beginning of their academic year.. All LLM candidates for the certificate in Intellectual Property must complete:
- 9 credit hours of intellectual property courses
- Fulfill their writing requirement in an Intellectual Property course or andindependent writing project on the subject.
- Students must achieve a minimum of a B average in their certification courses and writing requirement in order to be awarded the certificate.