The Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law

JD Certificate in Intellectual Property Law

John Marshall's nationally ranked Intellectual Property Law program offers JD candidates interested in developing specialized expertise in intellectual property law an opportunity to enhance their degree and employability with a JD Certificate in Intellectual Property Law. Our certificate program offers two tracks: a patent track for JD candidates with technical backgrounds interested in patent law practice and a trademark/copyright track for JD candidates interested in a trademark and copyright law.


Degree candidates interested in enhancing their career opportunities with the JD Certificate in Intellectual Property Law must complete a minimum of 16 intellectual property law credit hours and must graduate with a cumulative overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.25 in intellectual property law coursework. JD candidates may take up to 6 credits from the LLM in Intellectual Property Law course offerings.

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Proposed Schedule

Due to the diversity of courses offered, degree candidates interested in pursuing the JD Certificate in Intellectual Property Law should consult with the Center to plan a specific degree program tailored to their needs.


Required Courses

Certificate candidates may choose to focus their certificate in Patent Law or Trademark/Copyright Law. The related required courses for each track are outlined below.

Track 1: Patent Law

Track 2: Trademark/Copyright Law