American University Washington College of Law offers one of the nation’s top LL.M. (Masters in Law) degrees in intellectual property, with over 100 students from over 50 countries, and one of the largest intellectual property faculties. Read more
Intellectual Property Summer Sessions
WASHINGTON, D.C. - MAY 26 THROUGH JUNE 21
Each summer, AUWCL’s renowned intellectual property program offers a broad selection of evening, weekend, and short courses. Gain insight into the ever-changing field of intellectual property law, including patent litigation, copyright, licensing, design law, blockchain, music licensing, video game, multilateral law-making and dispute resolution at the WTO and WIPO, and much more.
Summer Session courses are available for academic credit to students from any law school, and CLE credit for practitioners. Further information on the D.C. Summer Sessions is available here.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - JUNE 7 THROUGH 20
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. Further information on the Geneva Program is available here.
Once again, American University has been ranked in the top 10 for Intellectual Property by US News & World Report. No doubt our 45 IP courses, including the first in the nation IP Clinic (tied with Berkeley), 18 full time IP and tech faculty, 7 IP and tech student groups, including our student-run IP journal, specialized LL.M. in IP, and numerous IP and tech events, averaging one per week, have kept us in the top 10. For these reasons, American was also graded A+ in IP by National Jurist/preLaw Magazine.Read more
This Article argues that U.S. copyright law provides a competitive advantage in the global race for innovation policy because it permits researchers to conduct computational analysis — text and data mining — on any materials to which they have access.Read more
Significant concern and confusion has been generated by the relatively recent announcement by the Internet Society ("ISOC") that it will "sell" its subsidiary, Public Interest Registries ("PIR"), to the private equity firm Ethos Capital for more than 1.1 billion dollars... Because I teach nonprofit and charity law at American University's Washington College of Law, I recently appeared on a panel about the proposed transaction.Read more
The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) is the internationally recognized intellectual property and information law research and academic program of American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL). PIJIP’s academic programs, including our new LL.M. degree in Intellectual Property, and a first in the nation IP Clinic, offer an unparalleled course of study in the fields of intellectual property and information law. PIJIP’s faculty is among the most prolific and engaged IP faculties in the world. Full-time faculty teach courses in every major topic of the field, including Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret, Cyberlaw, and a full array of international intellectual property law courses.