LL.M. in Intellectual Property


  • Master of laws (LL.M.)
  • Starting date: August
  • Tuition Fee: > 30,000 USD
  • Language: English
  • Program type: Part-time; Full-time
  • Duration: 1 year; 2 years; 3 years
  • Specialization: Intellectual property



  • All candidates must hold a Juris Doctor degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school
  • In making its selections, the LLM admissions committee will consider depth of practice experience, quality of law school academic record, demonstrated interest in intellectual property law, and evidenced ability to do superior academic work. In most cases, we highly recommend that a candidate have at least two or three years of practice experience, beyond a judicial clerkship, before commencing the graduate program.

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Apply here.


LLM candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 24 credit hours of course work at the Law School
  2. Completion of a high quality paper, under the supervision of a full-time faculty member (3 credits)
  3. Maintenance of a GPA of at least 3.0.

LLM candidates may pursue one of five sub-specialties:

  1. Patent Law and Policy
  2. Trademark Law and Policy
  3. Copyright Law and Policy
  4. Intellectual Property and Life Science Industry
  5. Intellectual Property and Telecommunications Industry

Regardless of the chosen specialty, every student must take the following three courses:

  1. Patent Law (2 credits) 
  2. Trademark Law (3 credits),
  3. Copyright Law (3 credits)
  4. A 3 credit paper seminar

The remaining 13 credits will be electives from among the Law School’s IP curriculum, with some allowance for limited credits from the health law curriculum. (see here).