Intellectual Property Certificate of Concentration
Intellectual property law is one of the most dynamic fields in the legal profession — for lawyers with and without undergraduate degrees in science. In order to meet the growing demand for lawyers in this area of practice, McGeorge offers courses in intellectual property law and a specialized curriculum leading to a J.D. degree with an Intellectual Property Concentration. Careers in Intellectual Property Law include: Patent Lawyer, Copyright Lawyer, Entertainment Lawyer, Trademark Lawyer, Intellectual Property Litigator, Media Lawyer, Trademark Examiner, Patent Examiner, In-house Counsel for movie studios and biotech, publishing, software, and Internet companies, or Artist's Representative.
How to Apply
Apply by submitting the online application, which requires that you attach your resume and Statement of Purpose (at least 200 words on why you want to obtain the certificate of concentration and how it fits into your career goals). This application should be submitted at your earliest stages of planning, and in no case may be submitted after the Add/Drop Deadline of your final law school term. Students must schedule an appointment with the Faculty Director to plan their required curriculum and activities. The Director has discretion to substitute core and elective courses.
Requirements & Curriculum
- Complete at least three (3) Core Courses
- Complete at least two (2) units of Elective Courses. Students who complete all four Core Courses may apply two (2) units towards their elective units.
- A minimum of 14 units are required to complete the Intellectual Property Certificate of Concentration.
- The Director has discretion to substitute core and elective courses.
|14 units minimum required for completion of Concentration|
|CORE COURSES (complete at least three courses)||UNITS|
|LAW 265||Copyright Law||3|
|LAW 266||Patent Law||3|
|LAW 275||Survey of Intellectual Property Law||3|
|LAW 285||Trademark Law||2|
|ELECTIVE COURSES (complete two courses)|
|LAW 267||Patent Prosecution||2|
|LAW 280||U.S. Antitrust and International Competition Law||2|
|LAW 290||Computer and Internet Law||3|
|LAW 297||Sports Law||2-3|
|LAW 680||International Intellectual Property||1-3|
Professor Michael Mireles, Director of the Intellectual Property Concentration: email@example.com | 916.739.7154