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Why American University is the Best Place to Study IP

American University Washington College of Law is perennially recognized as among the top places in the world to study intellectual property law. The program builds on AUWCL's other major strengths, including international law, public interest law and clinical legal education.

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Quick Facts
  • #8
    for IP Law in U.S. News & World Report
  • A+
    IP Law grade in Jurist Magazine
  • 40
    Classes in our IP Law curriculum

Featured News

Registration is Open for the 9th Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property

Registration is Now Open for the 9th Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property

11 Sep, 2020

WCL Students, Alumni and Faculty, please join PIJIP on October 1, 2020 at the Jaszi Lecture Series for a discussion with Suzan Shown Harjo on Intellectual Property and Native Justice. Registration is required. 

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Farley - Lost Unfair Competition Law

Farley - Lost Unfair Competition Law

08 Sep, 2020

A new article by Christine Haight Farley, Faculty Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, has been published in the July–August 2020 issue of The Trademark Reporter.

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AUWCL to Co-Host WIPIP 2021

AUWCL to Co-Host WIPIP 2021

01 Sep, 2020

American University Washington College of Law has been selected to co-host the 18th annual Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium (WIPIP) along with Texas A&M University School of Lawand the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.

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New Paper by Prof. Phillips: Sea Change - The Rising Tide of Pro Bono Legal Services for the Creative Community

New Paper by Prof. Phillips: Sea Change - The Rising Tide of Pro Bono Legal Services for the Creative Community

10 Aug, 2020

A new paper by Victoria Phillips, Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, has been published by the journal IP Theory. The paper argues that the relatively new growth and success of intellectual property law clinics has led to " a rising tide in the availability of pro bono expert legal assistance for the creative community throughout the wider legal marketplace."

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Professor Flynn Presents PIJIP Survey of National Copyright Exceptions for Research to the World Intellectual Property Organization

Professor Flynn Presents PIJIP Survey of National Copyright Exceptions for Research to the World Intellectual Property Organization

07 Aug, 2020

Director Sean Flynn presented preliminary results of PIJIP's work mapping copyright research rights to a recent WIPO seminar.  

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