Prospective Students

Degree Requirements

  • 24 credits of coursework (14 credits in approved Intellectual Property courses)
  • Research Track: Intellectual Property Writing Seminar and completion of a 30 page research paper
  • Practical Skills Track: Externship in relevant business, firm, or government office
  • More information 

Pre-Approved Specializations

  • Patent
  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Trade Secrets
  • Art and Design
  • Cyberlaw
  • Intellectual Property and Competition Law
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • International and Comparative Intellectual Property
  • Media and Communications

Information Justice Fellowship

The Information Justice Fellowship is designed for exceptional students enrolling in WCL's LL.M in Intellectual Property. Successful applicants will have an exemplary academic background and a demonstrated potential to excel.  The Fellowship is open to U.S. and foreign-educated applicants.

Fellowship Benefits

  • A partial tuition scholarship
  • The opportunity to serve as a Research Assistant for an Intellectual Property faculty member or with the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property during one semester of your studies
  • A designated Faculty Mentor and the opportunity to write a research paper of publishable quality
  • The opportunity to conceptualize and plan a panel discussion or conference within the Fellow’s area of specialization

Specialization Areas*

  • Copyright
  • Patent
  • Trademark
  • Trade Secrets
  • Art and Design
  • Cyberlaw
  • Intellectual Property and Competition Law
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • International and Comparative Intellectual Property
  • Media and Communications
  • Students may work with faculty to design custom specializations that will also be eligible for Fellowship support.

Fellowship Qualificaitons

  • Admission to the LL.M. in Intellectual Property
  • Academic achievement and excellence
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Professional work experience, demonstrated commitment to subject matter, civic engagement, and study or work in the area of specialization

How to Apply

  • Early Action Deadline: March 1
  • Final Application Deadline: Rolling 
  • Complete an Application for Admission to the LL.M. in Intellectual Property and submit online.
  • Additionally, complete online Application for the Information Justice Fellowship. This will require the following uploads

    1. A brief statement (one page single-spaced) explaining your interest in the Fellowship. The statement should address your choice of specialization, future career goals in this field, and ideas on potential research topics, conferences, panels, etc. to undertake as part of the Fellowship.

    2. An additional personal statement describing either –
      • a research project designed to lead to a publishable academic paper and which would benefit from supervision by, and a research assistant position with, one of WCL’s professors (please explain who and how your project fits their research interest) – OR –
      • a public interest project or research that would benefit from collaboration with the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property. 
    3. Professional Resume

*Fellowships will not be awarded in all specialization areas in a given year.