LAW-2265 Advanced Legal Writing: Intellectual Property Litigation

Prof. Dyane O'Leary,

3 credits day; 3 credits evening.


This section of Advanced Legal Writing offers students the opportunity to further develop legal research, writing and analysis skills in the context of intellectual property law topics such as copyright, trademark and patent. The course is structured around interactive, practice-oriented assignments that mirror what junior attorneys do as part of the pre-trial, trial, and post-trial procedures in an intellectual property case. No scientific or technical background is required. Our written work will address matters ranging from small, pro-bono trademark disputes over company names to larger, multi-billion dollar disputes over patent rights to smartphone technology. The numerous written and oral assignments will provide students with extensive individual feedback, and the course is designed to provide “real world” exposure to intellectual property litigation (including, for example, group work, guest lectures, partner conferences, and analysis of pleadings from recent docketed federal cases). The final draft of the appellate brief may be used to satisfy the legal writing requirement.


pointer    Enrollment is limited: 15 

pointer    Elective Course

pointer    Meets Skills Menu Requirement

pointer    Meets Intellectual Property Concentration Requirements

pointer    May Fulfill Legal Writing Requirement

pointer    Final Paper Required


<<Course Updated: March 15, 2016>>