The Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law

MJ Concentration in Intellectual Property Law

As the world grows increasingly dependent upon technology-based commerce, the need for intellectual property professionals to be conversant and confident regarding IP laws has never been greater. Our MJ Concentration in Intellectual Property Law offers non-lawyer professionals the same enhanced proficiencies and competitive employability that have earned our LLM program national recognition among IP lawyers. Learn substantive law and practical skills from some of the nation's top IP professors and practitioners.

Intellectual Property Law candidates choose The John Marshall Law School for its extensive curriculum offerings, including numerous patent law courses. The MJ Concentration in Intellectual Property Law offers two tracks: a patent track for candidates with technical backgrounds who wish to specialize in patent practice and a general IP track for candidates who wish to gain in-depth knowledge about the full range of IP laws and developments.

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

Requirements

Candidates pursuing the MJ Concentration in Intellectual Property Law candidates must complete 30 credit hours in order to earn their MJ degree. In addition to required courses, you will select elective courses specific to your areas of interest.

Our IP concentration attracts business professionals, licensing executives, paralegals, and patent agents 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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Proposed Schedule

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

Curriculum

Required Introductory Courses Required MJ Courses
Elective MJ Courses

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

Please review each course description to determine what prerequisites apply.