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Intellectual Property Law Center Academics

The Intellectual Property Center provides students with a solid foundation in both the theoretical and practical aspects of intellectual property law.


Students can choose from basic and advanced courses such as Copyright Law, Patent Law, Intellectual Property in the Internet Age, International Intellectual Property Law, and more. This curriculum is supplemented by related courses in agricultural law, antitrust and competition law, communications law and policy, entertainment and sports law, and health law.

For more information, see Drake Law School's course descriptions.


The Intellectual Property Law Center offers the Intellectual Property Law Certificate. Students take a combination of basic, advanced, and elective courses totaling at least 16 credits, in addition to the Advanced Writing Requirement and the International Course Requirement.

Learn more about Drake Law School's certificate programs.

MJ in Intellectual Property Law

The Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Intellectual Property Law is designed for those who do not have a law degree, such as doctoral students, policymakers, government officials, business executives, intellectual property agents, scientists, technology developers, and journalists.

The program offers an innovative curriculum that combines legal theory, policy analysis, practical experience, and professional skills development.

Learn more about the MJ in Intellectual Property Law.

LLM in Intellectual Property Law

The Master of Laws (LLM) in Intellectual Property is designed for students who have already earned their JD, LLB, or comparable law degree. The program aims to help students develop key competencies needed to become successful transnational IP lawyers.

Learn more about the LLM in Intellectual Property Law.

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