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Intellectual Property Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #1221 (BCR) , IL,
For more than a decade, the Intellectual Property Law program from DePaul University has ranked among the best in the nation. The Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT®) oversees the program and is internationally recognized for its academic programs and faculty scholarship.

About

With a broad range of course offerings, the LLM in Intellectual Property Law from DePaul University is regarded as one of the most comprehensive programs in the country.

The Program

DePaul’s LLM in Intellectual Property Law is regarded as one of the most extensive programs in the country, and the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology, which oversees the program, is an innovative leader in the field. With numerous course offerings, the program addresses the need for specialized training in intellectual property and information technology law.

Courses must be selected from the LLM in Intellectual Property courses. Candidates must complete three required courses and five electives. The LLM program may be completed on either a full- or part-time basis but must be completed within five years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Patent Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Trademark & Unfair Competition Law
  • Introduction To American Law And Legal Systems
  • Introduction To Legal Writing And Research
  • Trade Secret Law
  • Trademark & Unfair Competition Law
  • Music Law
  • Entertainment Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Duration description
      The LLM program may be completed on either a full- or part-time basis but it must be completed within five years.
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed application: An application is required for all applicants. Applications can be submitted electronically through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) or sent directly to the Office of Law Graduate Admissions.
  • Application fee: A $40 nonrefundable application processing fee is required. 
  • Personal statement: A personal statement is required and must accompany your application for admission. 
  • Resume: A current resume is required, should not exceed two pages and must accompany the application. 
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Letters of recommendation can be submitted to LSAC or sent directly to the Office of Law Graduate Admissions.
  • Official law school transcript

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1590 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1590 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1590 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1590 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1590 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1590 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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