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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

PIJIP Hosts Academy of Exchange and Judicial Studies Training

PIJIP Hosts Academy of Exchange and Judicial Studies Training

09 Sep, 2019

Last week, PIJIP and the Academy of Exchange and Judicial Studies (AIEJ), Buenos Aires, Argentina, hosted a week-long training on the topic of pharmaceutical patent litigation.

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Chambers and Partners Recognizes WCL Alum Andres Izquierdo

Chambers and Partners Recognizes WCL Alum Andres Izquierdo

03 Sep, 2019

For the sixth year in a row, WCL alum Andres Izquierdo has been ranked by the British Global Lawyer Ranking firm “Chambers and Partners” as a top Intellectual Property Attorney for Latin American.

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Professor Ruth Okediji to Deliver PIJIP's 8th Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property

Professor Ruth Okediji to Deliver PIJIP's 8th Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property

21 Aug, 2019

PIJIP is pleased to announce that Professor Ruth Okediji will give the 8th Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property on October 10, 2019, at 6pm. Okediji is the Jeremiah Smith, Jr, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center.

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PIJIP Co-Sponsors Series of Events on Copyright in South Africa

PIJIP Co-Sponsors Series of Events on Copyright in South Africa

20 Aug, 2019

Professor Sean Flynn presented on the decolonization of copyright law in South Africa at a series of meetings co-sponsored by the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property and its South Africa partners.

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PIJIP at Wikimania 2019

PIJIP at Wikimania 2019

19 Aug, 2019

Professor Sean Flynn and Creative Commons USA Lead Meredith Jacob represented PIJIP at Wikimania 2019 this month in Stockholm, Sweden. Flynn organized a session on "Advocacy/Copyright Advocacy Mapping." Jacob co-hosted a session on "Attribution: Laws, Norms, and Communicating to the Public", and was also a panelist on the session about CC's GLAM/Public Domain Awareness Project.

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