Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law

LLM in Intellectual Property Law

With new technologies and social practices giving rise to new intellectual property issues, leading-edge training in IP law and related practice techniques is necessary to keep up and advance in the fast-moving, competitive world of intellectual property. LLM in Intellectual Property Law candidates choose UIC John Marshall Law School for its extensive curriculum offerings, including numerous patent law courses. Our LLM in Intellectual Property Law gives you the competitive advantage you need to excel in practice. Learn substantive law and practical skills from some of the nation's top IP academics, judges, and practitioners.

Degree candidates can also earn their LLM in Intellectual Property Law online through eDegrees distance education.


LLM in Intellectual Property Law candidates must complete 30 credit hours in order to earn their degree. In addition to required courses, you will select elective courses specific to your areas of interest. Degree candidates must graduate with a GPA of 2.5 or better.

Our program attracts recent law graduates and practicing attorneys who desire a better understanding of the complex and ever-changing practice of intellectual property law. To accommodate the diverse needs and experiences of degree candidates, the program may be pursued full time or part time. Most of our degree candidates complete the program within two years. Please read the Time Limits on Degree Completion Policy.

Students who matriculated prior to August 16, 2019, are subject to degree requirements in place when they first enrolled, provided they complete those requirements within the time limit for degree completion and do not interrupt their enrollment without formal approval. Degree requirements in effect prior to August 2019 are available on eCommons; students should consult their degree audit for further information.

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Due to the diversity of courses offered, degree candidates interested in pursuing the LLM in Intellectual Property Law should consult with the Center to plan a specific degree program tailored to their needs. LLM in Intellectual Property Law candidates must complete their degree within five years.


Elective Courses

*Master classes are offered on a variety of advanced IP topics.

Please review each course description to determine what prerequisites apply.