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Intellectual Property Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (BCR) Boston, MA, United States
The LLM in Intellectual Property Law Program at Boston University provides fundamental and advanced training in intellectual property law at one of America’s premier law schools for intellectual property studies.
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Overview

The emphasis of the program is on the core doctrines of copyright, patent, trademark, and unfair competition, with expansive electives in such areas as digital technology and electronic networks, biotechnology, entertainment law, and technology commercialization.

The Intellectual Property Law program faculty at Boston University includes the School of Law’s full-time professors and experienced practitioners from Boston’s boutique firms and technology companies, who bring practical experience to the classroom.

Program Learning Outcomes

Internationally trained students shall demonstrate:

  • A basic understanding of the US legal system.
  • An understanding of the core doctrines of intellectual property law.
  • An ability to use legal authority and perform legal analysis.
  • Proficiency in legal English in both written and oral communications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyright
  • Patents
  • Trademark & Unfair Competition.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • Completed Application for Admission Form
  • Application Fee: $85
  • Official, Sealed Academic Records
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Law School Admissions Test

Tuition Fee

  • International

    55700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55700 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    55700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55700 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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