JD Concentrations

UIC John Marshall Law School's JD concentrations offer JD candidates the opportunity to develop further competitive distinction at the JD level. All concentrations are designed to serve the candidate as a guide for selecting electives in specific areas of study, and to develop the courtroom-ready skills that employers seek in career applicants.

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JD Concentrations in Intellectual Property Law

The JD Concentration in Intellectual Property Law offers JD candidates seeking to practice intellectual property law professional distinction by developing a concentrated understanding in either patent law or general intellectual property law issues. In addition to the required courses, concentration candidates can tailor their course selections to meet their career goals by selecting courses dealing with advanced patent law topics, trademark and copyright law, entertainment and cultural property issues, information technology, and/or international intellectual property rights.

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JD Concentration in International Human Rights Law

The JD Concentration in International Human Rights Law offers JD candidates degree distinction in human rights law. In addition to required courses in international law, candidates will select specialized elective courses addressing constitutional law, human rights issues in specific geographic regions, and issues of gender, race, and sexual orientation, as they pertain to human rights.

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JD Concentration in Sustainability

The JD Concentration in Sustainability offers degree candidates competitive specialization in the emerging, interdisciplinary area of sustainability and its increasing importance in real estate, environmental, and regulatory legal work. In addition to required courses in energy law, environmental law, local government law, real estate transactions, and sustainability in modern real estate transactions, candidates will tailor their specialization with electives from a broad range of disciplines.

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JD Concentration in Trial Advocacy & Dispute Resolution

The JD Concentration in Trial Advocacy & Dispute Resolution provides degree candidates career distinction in litigation and alternative dispute resolution by developing practical mediation and courtroom-ready skills. In addition to designated courses, degree candidates seeking the JD Concentration in Trial Advocacy & Dispute Resolution will benefit from completing a clinic or approved externship (requiring a 711 license) that hones the candidate's practical experience.