Arcadia Fellowship in International Copyright

PIJIP and Sean

PIJIP’s project on the Right to Research in International Copyright invites applications for the Fellowship in International Copyright. The Fellowship is intended for students pursuing a career in academics, research, or public interest legal practice in the field of international copyright law. Fellows receive a full-tuition scholarship for an LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Technology and a paid research position with the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property.

Fellowship Benefits

Fellows will participate in a 16 month program of study and research, beginning in August 2021. Fellows are required to take the courses listed below. They will participate in a program-long supervised research project culminating in the presentation of a major thesis in their final semester. Fellows will also work as a PIJIP Research Assistant supervising J.D. students in collaborative research projects, performing and guiding research and analysis, and assisting in the coordination and administration of academic meetings, conferences and other activities.

Completion of this LL.M. is primarily intended for those intending to enter an academic or other research-focused career and does not qualify participants to sit for the New York or another U.S. bar examination to practice law in the United States.


The course work for Fellows consists of the following courses, subject to alteration with approval of the LL.M. Director. Foreign students with an F-1 Visa must maintain 8 credits per semester and may pursue a year of optional practical training (OPT) at the end of the program. 


Copyright Law
Advanced Legal Writing - Intellectual Property

Digital Copyright 


Copyright, Licensing and Open Licensing 
Introduction to Intellectual Property Law 
Intellectual Property and Trade in the Multilateral System (Geneva, Switzerland)


Master’s Thesis (Legal Research Project)

Optional Practical Training*

Applicants must apply for and be admitted to the LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Technology. In your personal statement for the LL.M., you must explicitly describe your interest in applying for the Fellowship and describe your experience and interests relevant to PIJIP’s project on the right to research in international copyright. Applicants who are not accepted for the Arcadia Fellowship in International Copyright will be considered for the Information Justice Fellowship

In order to be eligible, applicants must:

  • Hold a Juris Doctor (JD) from a US law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) or a first degree in law from a foreign law school with equivalent standards. 

  • Submit a completed application form along with supporting documents before the application deadline

  • International applicants must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement


Applications are due by May 1.