PIJIP Summer Session
Each summer, American University Washington College of Law’s renowned intellectual property program offers a unique selection of courses in two policymaking centers, Washington D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland.
Courses are offered on an a la carte basis. A total of 14 academic credits are offered -- 10 in Washington D.C. and four in Geneva, Switzerland. Law studnets can generally recieve a maximum of 7 or 8 credits through summer courses.
Because the Geneva courses are in advanced legal topics, Geneva participants are storngly encouraged to take the Introduction to International Intellectual Property Law I and II or another introduction to the field.
Summer Sessions are open to practitioners for a Certificate of Completion or Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. U.S. law students may apply with their home institutions for academic credit. Academic credit may also be available for foreign law school students at schools that have partnerships with WCL. Students not yet admitted to American University can later apply to use up to 4 summer credits toward a future LLM degree.
WCL is an accredited CLE provider for Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York and accreditation will be applied for with these states, together with any other states as requested.