Intellectual Property Summer Sessions

Washington, D.C. - May through June


Each summer, American University Washington College of Law’s renowned intellectual property program offers a broad selection of evening, weekend and short courses in intellectual property law. The courses are designed to deliver training on cutting edge topics in a format to meet the needs of busy professionals and law students.   

Summer Session courses are available to law students from any ABA accredited school for transferrable academic credit. Practicing lawyers may take courses for a Certificate of Completion or Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Up to four (4) summer credits may be transferred toward a future LL.M. degree at American University Washington College of Law.

Geneva, Switzerland - July

The Geneva Summer Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy (PIOLD) offers students an in-depth look at international issues through direct contact with experts on intellectual property and international trade law at organizations such as WIPO and the WTO. PIOLD provides legal and soft skills for lawyers who need to navigate the changing architecture of global governance in a multicultural environment. Further information on the Geneva Program is available here.

Summer Session Course Offerings

Studemts in class

LAW-795CD-001: Copyright, Licensing and Open Licensing
Michael Carroll, May 29-Jun 1, TWRF, 9:00-12:30
1 academic credit, 17.5 CLE credits

LAW-795DF-001: Fashion and Design Law
Christine Farley, May 29-Jun 1, TWRF, 1:30-5:00 
1 academic credit, 14 CLE credits

LAW-795QQ-001: IP Management and Business Strategy
Claudia Wimbly-Martin, May 29-Jun 1, TWRF, 6:00-9:10 
1 academic credit, 15 CLE credits

LAW-795FP-001: Fair Use in Practice
Peter Jaszi, Jun 4-7, MTWR, 9:00-12:30 
1 academic credit, 15 CLE credits

LAW-795BC-001: Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation/ Hatch Waxman
Sanya Sukduang and Jonathan Davies, Jun 8-9, FSa, 9:00-5:00 
1 credit, 14 CLE credits

LAW-795IN-001B: Introduction to International IP: WTO, TRIPS
Sean Flynn and Antony Taubman, Jun 8-9, FSa, 9:00-5:00 
1 academic, 16 CLE credits

LAW-795CC-001: IP and Mobile Apps
Jon Grossman, Jun 4-7, MTWR, 6:00-9:10 
1 academic credit, 12 CLE credits

LAW-795GR-001: Post-Grant Proceedings at the PTO
David Cavanaugh and Jon Stroud, Jun 15-16, FSa, 9:00-5:00 
2 academic credits, 24 CLE credits

LAW-795EF-001: Music Licensing
Eric Schwartz, Jun 15-16, FSa, 9:00-5:00
1 academic credit, 14 CLE credits

Photo Credit
Photo credit: Washington College of Law, licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
“PIJIP's summer sessions allow students to focus on current topics in IP taught by leading faculty and practitioners.”

Director, Michael Carroll