Completion of the Intellectual Property Law Concentration requires that all Concentration students:

  •  Complete of a minimum of eighteen (18) credits in the approved Intellectual Property Law Concentration required, skills and elective courses;
  • Attain a minimum cumulative average of 3.25 in Intellectual Property Law Concentration courses, by the time of graduation, with no grade of less than C (2.0) in any such course;
  • Attain a minimum cumulative average of 3.00 (B) for the entire J.D. program, by the time of graduation; and
  • Satisfy the Intellectual Property Law Concentration's legal writing requirement with:
    • A paper which meets the standards of the Law School's legal writing requirement, and has been written for an approved Intellectual Property Law Concentration course or as part of a Directed Study project with a full time faculty member; OR
    • A Concentration Thesis, which has been written under the supervision of a full time faculty member on an intellectual property law topic, and has been approved by the Faculty Director(s) of the Concentration; OR
    • A law journal piece or moot court brief whose subject matter comes within the scope of a Concentration course, and has been approved by the Faculty Director(s) of the Concentration.

Upon satisfaction of the requirements noted above, Concentration students will be awarded a Concentration certificate in Intellectual Property Law.

None of these requirements may be waived for any Intellectual Property Law Concentration students.

As soon as a Concentration student has met these stated criteria, the student should complete and file a Notice of Concentration Completion form with the Registrar's office. This form lists all Concentration courses taken, the grades received, the course credits received for Concentration courses and the successful completion of the writing requirement.

Graduation Honors

  • Intellectual Property Law Concentration students who have met all the criteria noted above, to the satisfaction of the Concentration Faculty Director(s), will receive an Intellectual Property Law Concentration certificate in addition to their Law School diplomas.
  • A notation indicating successful completion of the Intellectual Property Law Concentration will appear on students' final Law School transcripts.

Graduation with Distinction
Students will graduate with the Distinction in the Intellectual Property Law Concentration if they either:

  • Achieve a cumulative 3.5 grade point average in Intellectual Property Law Concentration courses, OR
  • Satisfy all Concentration requirements and complete an Intellectual Property Law Concentration Thesis.

Graduation with the Concentration with Distinction will also be noted on students' final Law School transcripts.