2014 Summer Session

Summer Session 2014

 June 2, 2014 - June 21, 2014 (Washington, D.C.); June 30, 2014 - July 18, 2014 (Geneva, Switzerland) 

WCL Classroom


Current WCL Students:  Register for Washington, D.C. Classes through my.au starting April 1. 

Certificate/CLE (Non-JD Credit):  Application for Washington, D.C. 

Visiting JD (For-Credit):  Application for Washington, D.C. (confirm with pijip@wcl.american.edu) 

Application for Geneva, Switzerland

 

Each summer, American University Washington College of Law’s renowned intellectual property program offers a unique selection of courses in two policymaking centers, Washington D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland. The ABA-accredited programs are designed for current law students as well as practitioners. Courses are offered on an a la carte basis, or may be combined into concentrations to recieve special Certificates of Completion. 

The Washington program begins with a broad introductory course – Introduction to International Intellectual Property – which is an appropriate entry point for those who have not taken an introduction to intellectual property, or who are looking for an introduction to the international dimension of the field. 

The Geneva program is the only ABA Accredited law school program featuring international intellectual property course work at the World Intellectual Property Organization and the World Trade Organization.  

U.S. law students may apply with their home institutions for academic credit for any of the courses. Academic credit may also be available for foreign law school students at schools that have partnerships with WCL. For a full list, see http://www.wcl.american.edu/international/partners.cfm. Courses are also eligible for continuing legal education credits (CLE) or for a Certificate of Completion. 



Program Courses

Washington D.C., June 2-21

CapitolIntellectual Property and Sustainable Development
Taught by Jeremy de Beer, Professor, University of Ottawa
June 11-12 WTH 9:00am-5:00pm - 1 Academic Credit

Standard Essential Patents
Taught by Carter Eltzroth, General Counsel, Digital Video Broadcasting Project
June 16-19 MTWTH 6:00pm-9:00pm - 1 Academic Credit

Introduction to International Intellectual Property Law I: Foundations
Taught by Michael Carroll, American University
June 2-5 MTWTH, 9:00am-12:00pm - 1 Academic Credit

Introduction to International Intellectual Property Law II: Practicum
Taught by Sean Flynn, American University 
June 2-5 MTWTH, 2:00pm-5:00pm - 1 Academic Credit 

IP Management and Business Strategy
Taught by Carolyn Wimbly Martin, Lutzker & Lutzker LLP
June 6-7 F/S 9:00am-5:00pm - 1 Academic Credit

IP Protection of Mobile Applications
Taught by Jon Grossman, Dickstein and Shapiro, LLP
June 9-10 MT 9:00am-5:00pm - 1 Academic Credit  

Pharmaceutical Regulation and Litigation Under Hatch Waxman
Taught by Sanya Sukduang, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
June 20-21 F/S 9:00am-5:00pm - 1 Academic Credit                                                                   

Design and Fashion Protection
Taught by Christine Haight Farley, American University
June 16-19  MTWTH 9:00am-12:00pm - 1 Academic Credit                                                               

Copyright, Clearance & Fair Use in the Film Industry
Taught by Donaldson
June 13-14 F/S 9:00am-5:00pm - 1 Academic Credit

Post Grant Review Before the Patent and Trademark Office
Taught by Cavanaugh
June 16-19 MTWTH 2:00pm-5:00pm      

 

Please note: International Technology Licensing Agreements with Prof. Johan Erauw has been cancelled.

 

Geneva Switzerland, June 30 -July 18

GenevaInternational Intellectual Property at the World Intellectual Property Organization
Sean Flynn, American University Washington College of Law
July 1-July 19 (Mornings) - 2 Academic Credits

The World Trade Organization: Rule Making and Dispute Settlement
Padideh Ala’i, Professor, American University Washington College of Law
July 1-July 19 (Evenings) - 2 Academic Credits

 

 

 

 


Applications

Washington D.C. Applications

Current American University Washington College of Law JD and LL.M. students enroll through my.au.american.edu beginning April 2.

Visiting students who wish to enroll for ABA-accredited law school academic credit must consult their home institutions and enroll with WCL's Office of the Registrar (202-274-4080202-274-4080).

Applications for non-credit participants (CLE or a Certificate of Attendance) are being accepted through an online form. Discounts are available for groups of four or more students and for taking multiple courses.

Written cancellation received three business days prior to the sessions will be fully refunded (pijip@wcl.american.edu). Cancellations after that time will not be refunded, however, reading materials will be sent and access to webcasts will be provided if available. Substitutions will be considered.

Questions may be directed to pijip@wcl.american.edu.  

Geneva Applications

All applicants apply online at: www.wcl.american.edu/internationalorganizations/ 

Fees for Geneva courses include housing and local transportation.   

Housing Applications

Download form here

 


Summer Program Fees

 Click here for Summer Program Registration and Costs.


Specialized Certificates of Completion

The PIJIP Summer Sessions offer three Certificates of Completion in specific concentration areas. Each concentration requires the completion of at least two (2) courses in the concentration area. The concentration will be noted on the Certificate of Completion received upon successful completion of the courses.

Certificates in International Intellectual Property will be awarded for successful completion of at least two of any of the following courses:

  • Introduction to International Intellectual Property (Foundations)
  • Introduction to International Intellectual Property (Practicum)
  • International Technology Licensing Agreements
  • Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development
  • Intellectual Property at the World Intellectual Property Organization (Geneva)

Certificates in Intellectual Property Business Strategy and Licensing will be awarded for successful completion of at least two of any of the following courses

  • Intellectual Property and Business Strategy
  • Intellectual Property and Mobile Applications
  • International Technology Licensing Agreements
  • Networked Economies, Technical Standards, and Patent Pools
  • Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development

Certificates in Pharmaceutical Patent Law will be awarded for successful completion of at least two of any of the following courses:

  • Pharmaceutical Regulation and Litigation Under Hatch Waxman
  • Pharmaceutical Patent Protection and Enforcement
  • Networked Economies, Technical Standards, and Patent Pools
  • (NOTE: a separate Certificate in Pharmaceutical Law and Policy is available for successful completion of at least three courses from a broader list of pharmaceutical law courses taught in conjunction with the Health Law Program, including the first two courses noted above.) 

 


International Participants

American University Washington College of Law's Specialized Summer Programs offer foreign attorneys, business professionals, and representatives of international organizations the opportunity to explore specific subjects pertinent to issues within and across professions. Hosted at the law school's campus in Washington, D.C., these programs offer practitioners the opportunity to network with colleagues from around the world.

Please visit the individual program pages for details on fees and the application process. International participants should use the certificate or CLE form when registering for summer program sessions.

 

Visa Information: As this is a professional development program, participants should request a B-1 visa when applying for entry into the United States. Please be sure to indicate your Visa requirement needs when registering for any of our programs. Visit the U.S. Department of State's website for information on the Visa process and the Visa Waiver Program: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1265.html.