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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 & Tech Law curriculum

Featured News

Prof. Sean Flynn Interviewed for Re:Create's

Prof. Sean Flynn Interviewed for Re:Create's "Copyright Corner" Q&A Series

19 May, 2022

In the interview, he explains the meaning of  “information justice,” the restrictions that continue to constrain research and education – even in today’s digital age – and how global IP laws impact access to the Covid vaccine.

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Prof. Michael Carroll Quoted in Bloomberg Law Story on Sen. Hawley's Copyright Bill

Prof. Michael Carroll Quoted in Bloomberg Law Story on Sen. Hawley's Copyright Bill

18 May, 2022

The "Copyright Clause Restoration Act" would limit copyright terms to 56 years, and apply the shorter term retroactively to works owned by large corporations.

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Prof. Sean Flynn Addresses World Intellectual Property Organization's 42nd Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

Prof. Sean Flynn Addresses World Intellectual Property Organization's 42nd Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

13 May, 2022

Flynn's statement included sections on 1. PIJIP's new study on research exceptions in comparative copyright, 2. limitations and exceptions in WIPO's proposed broadcast treaty, and 3. a new African Proposal for a Work Plan on limitations and exceptions.

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PIJIP Shares New Work on Comparative Copyright Exceptions for Research at the World Intellectual Property Organization

PIJIP Shares New Work on Comparative Copyright Exceptions for Research at the World Intellectual Property Organization

10 May, 2022

This week PIJIP Director Sean Flynn and Senior Research Analyst Andrés Izquierdo are in Geneva for the World Intellectual Property Organization's 42nd Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights.

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Professor Kathy Kleiman's Forthcoming Book on Female Computing Pioneers Reviewed by Publisher's Weekly

Professor Kathy Kleiman's Forthcoming Book on Female Computing Pioneers Reviewed by Publisher's Weekly

05 May, 2022

Proving Ground tells the story of six women hired by the army to program “the world’s first all-electronic, programmable, general-purpose computer,” known as the ENIAC, to calculate missile trajectories during World War II.

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