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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
  • 60+
    Classes in our IP & Tech Law curriculum

Featured News

Letter to Biden Seeks to Ensure Copyright Is Included in the Proposed TRIPS Waiver

Letter to Biden Seeks to Ensure Copyright Is Included in the Proposed TRIPS Waiver

14 Oct, 2021

The letter was endorsed by PIJIP and 11 civil society groups, including EFF and the Wikimedia Foundation.

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Prof. Sean Flynn and University of South Carolina Professor Dick Kawooya Submit Comments to Nigerian Copyright Office

Prof. Sean Flynn and University of South Carolina Professor Dick Kawooya Submit Comments to Nigerian Copyright Office

12 Oct, 2021

The professors present research findings from PIJIP’s Project on the Right to Research in International Copyright relating to the importance of flexibility in copyright law to permit text and data mining (“TDM”).

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Prof. Sean Flynn Quoted in Law360 Story on the Proposed TRIPS Waiver

Prof. Sean Flynn Quoted in Law360 Story on the Proposed TRIPS Waiver

05 Oct, 2021

The TRIPS wavier -currently under debate at the World Trade Organization - would suspend certain trade obligations to protect intellectual property in situations where they are hampering the fight against Covid-19.

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Professor Sonia Katyal to Deliver the 10th Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property

Professor Sonia Katyal to Deliver the 10th Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property

04 Oct, 2021

The Lecture is named in recognition of the continuing contributions of Professor Peter A. Jaszi to the study of intellectual property at WCL, in the world at large, and in particular for his lasting contributions to the elevation of the public interest in intellectual property discourse.

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PIJIP Hosts WTO Public Forum Panel: Copyright, Trade, and TRIPS Waiver for COVID-19

PIJIP Hosts WTO Public Forum Panel: Copyright, Trade, and TRIPS Waiver for COVID-19

29 Sep, 2021

Yesterday, PIJIP hosted a panel at the World Trade Organization's Public Forum, which this year is based on the theme “Trade Beyond Covid-19: Building Resilience."

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