The Center for Intellectual Property Law
Leading the way in intellectual property legal education since 1940, the Center for Intellectual Property Law is a pioneer in intellectual property education and one of its leading providers today. In addition to its nationally ranked academic programs, the Center offers events for practitioners on a range of IP topics, and hosts renowned academics who present their work to the law school and Chicago legal community.
John Marshall's Center for Intellectual Property Law offers JD candidates degree specialization and employable distinction through its nationally ranked Intellectual Property Law programs. The JD Certificate in Intellectual Property Law develops specialized expertise by teaching substantive and skills topics necessary to succeed in today's practice. Degree candidates can choose to specialize in patent law or general IP to acquire a broader understanding of contemporary issues.
JD candidates can also save time and money by concurrently earning a JD/LLM in Intellectual Property Law. By applying the first 10 credit hours satisfactorily completed in the LLM program toward the 90 credit hours required to complete their JD, degree candidates can earn an LLM in Intellectual Property Law that will set them apart from other candidates in today's competitive job market.
LLM & MS Programs
For more than 70 years, the Center for Intellectual Property Law has been a pioneer in legal education, offering one of the largest course selections in IP law in the country. Taught by some of the nation's leading academics, judges, and practitioners, our nationally ranked Intellectual Property Law programs attract attorney and non-attorney professionals from around the world.
The LLM in Intellectual Property Law, for practicing attorneys, and the MS in Intellectual Property Law, for non-attorney intellectual property professionals, are designed to teach the substantive law and practical skills necessary to stay ahead of new intellectual property issues. Graduate law candidates choose to specialize in patent law or general IP to acquire a broader understanding of IP issues. Candidates can also earn their LLM or take select MS courses toward their degree online at eCourses distance education.