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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
  • #10
    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

PIJIP Awarded $3.8 Million Grant from Arcadia Fund to Promote International Right to Research in Copyright Law

PIJIP Awarded $3.8 Million Grant from Arcadia Fund to Promote International Right to Research in Copyright Law

09 Dec, 2020

American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) has received a three-year grant of $3.8 million from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, for its Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP). The project will study changes needed in international copyright policy to ensure equity in the production of and access to research.

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Professor Jonas Anderson to Speak at IAM Media's IP 2020 Event

Professor Jonas Anderson to Speak at IAM Media's IP 2020 Event

12 Nov, 2020

On November 17th, Professor Jonas Anderson will be speaking at IAM Media event, IP 2020: The U.S. Patent System in a Year of Change. Professor Anderson will be a featured panelist for a discussion of litigation trends of the past year, specifically the rise of patent litigation in the Western District of Texas.

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Professor Vicki Phillips to Speak at U.S. Copyright Office

Professor Vicki Phillips to Speak at U.S. Copyright Office Advancing Inclusion at Copyright Panel

10 Nov, 2020

Professor Vicki Phillips, Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, will participate in a panel discussion at the U.S. Copyright Office to celebrate the legacy of the Office’s Eighth Register and first woman Registrar, Barbara Ringer. 

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Congratulations to PIJIP Faculty Director Michael Carroll for Outstanding Service Award

Congratulations to PIJIP Faculty Director Michael Carroll for Outstanding Service Award

05 Nov, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Michael Carroll who was awarded a 2019-2020 WCL Teaching and Service Award for Outstanding Service. This award recognizes a faculty member’s outstanding service either outside or within the law school or university.  External service may include, but is not limited to, involvement with local or national organizations, professional associations and bodies, pro bono work, and volunteer work. Internal service may include, but is not limited to, involvement with faculty committees, support to student organizations, and collaborations with other offices at WCL.

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Professor Farley to be Interviewed for ChIPs Fireside Chat on Women in IP Law

Professor Farley to be Interviewed for ChIPs Fireside Chat on Women in IP Law

04 Nov, 2020

Professor Farley will be interviewed during a “Fireside Chat on Women in IP Law” as a part of the Global Summit for ChIPs.

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