International Intellectual Property Law (LL.M.)

With this unique program, United States and foreign attorneys holding first degrees in law can specialize in one of the most dynamic and rapidly changing legal fields.

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Chicago-Kent College of Law was the first United States law school to offer a graduate LL.M. program in the study of international intellectual property law. The program draws students from Asia, Europe, South America, and the U.S.

As the importance of intellectual property law has expanded, Chicago-Kent's Program in Intellectual Property Law has kept pace, reflecting and anticipating the ever-changing nature and challenges of the contemporary intellectual property field. Whether your interests lie in scientific and technological innovation, branding and advertising, or entertainment, music and the arts, Chicago-Kent's Program in Intellectual Property Law is committed to training the top intellectual property attorneys of the future.

Program Overview

Whether your interests lie in scientific and technological innovation, branding and advertising, or entertainment, music, and the arts, Chicago-Kent's Program in Intellectual Property Law is committed to training the top intellectual property attorneys of the future.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Chicago-Kent's International Intellectual Property Law Program work in international law firms, IP law firms, and corporate law departments throughout the world.

Practice areas include:

  • Advertising law
  • Copyright law
  • Biotechnology law
  • IP licensing
  • Patent law
  • Trade dress law
  • Trademark law
  • Trade secret law

To earn the one-year LL.M. degree in International Intellectual Property Law, students are required to complete 24 credit hours of coursework, including 17 credits of required coursework, and complete a written thesis (approximately 30 pages).

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The LL.M. Program in International Intellectual Property Law is open to domestic and international attorneys holding first degrees in law.

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