Sep 26, 2023  
2022-2023 Law School Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Law School Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Intellectual Property Law, LLM

Students may earn an LLM in Intellectual Property Law by completing 24 units. To do so, the student must complete the required courses and the remaining units may be fulfilled by electives.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the LLM in Intellectual Property Law program will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the legal rules, principles and theories in the relevant fields of substantive and procedural law.
  • The ability to apply the legal rules, principles, and theories in the relevant fields of substantive and procedural law in order to identify legal doctrine and resolve legal problems.
  • The ability to clearly and effectively communicate in a professional legal setting within the relevant fields of law.
  • The ability to succeed in the relevant fields of law.
  • Expertise in specific fields of substantive and procedural law within relevant LLM program of study that include: Students will learn about the major doctrinal areas of Intellectual property (IP) law, including patents, trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks. They will understand what each type of IP law protects, what is required to obtain valid types of IP under each doctrine, what are the scopes and limits of protection under each doctrine, how long the rights last, and what remedies IP owners have for violations of their rights.

General LLM (Master of Laws) Requirements:

  1. Successful completion of 24 or more units;
  2. A cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a scale of 4.0;
  3. Successful completion of the courses required for the degree program;
  4. Completion of the program requirements within the number of years below:
    1. Environmental Law, 4 years
    2. Intellectual Property Law, 4 years
    3. International Legal Studies, 4 years
    4. Taxation, 5 years
    5. Estate Planning, 5 years
    6. Dual LLM in Taxation and Estate Planning, 5 years
    7. US Legal Studies, 4 years

Note: Program Directors may exercise the right to administratively withdraw any student who withdraws from two (2) or more courses without demonstrating special circumstances.

Required for Foreign Educated Students

Required for All Students - 9 Units