Loyola University Chicago

School of Law


Intellectual Property Law Program

Loyola has a proud history of preparing students broadly for the practice of law, regardless of what their ultimate career goal may be, in order to insure that they will be able to respond to the ever changing needs of the profession throughout their professional careers.

For example, students who intend to litigate intellectual property will have the benefit of a nationally recognized trial practice program. For students who are interested in a corporate perspective, a variety of opportunities are available through the law school's Business Law Center, as well as the University's School of Business. In addition, for those students with an interest in biological or health-based issues, there are synergistic offerings and many opportunities available in the law school's nationally ranked Health Law Institute. Our goal remains to provide a broad based foundation in the law, along with the opportunity to gain exposure to an area of particular interest.

The following table summarizes some of Loyola's courses relating to Intellectual Property and Technology, but as the field itself expands, our offerings are sure to meet the changing needs of the profession.

Intellectual Property Courses

Intellectual Property Legal Writing (1L only)


Introductory Courses (no pre-requisites required)

  • Intellectual Property (introductory survey course)
  • Comparative Perspectives on Patent Law, Policy and Health Care (seminar)
  • Licensing Intellectual Property Law 


Advanced IP Courses (pre-requisites required)

  • Patent Law Seminar
  • Patent Litigation Seminar
  • Advanced Copyright Law Seminar
  • Intellectual Property & the Internet Seminar
  • Intellectual Property Litigation Seminar
  • Entertainment and Sports Law (3L only)
  • Entertainment Law and Counseling Seminar


Other Options

  • Independent Study on Intellectual Property Issues
  • Directed Study in the Area of Intellectual Property
  • Giles Rich Moot Court Competition (patent focus)

Technology & Related Courses

  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Torts
  • Antitrust
  • Contract Negotiation and Drafting: Information Technology
  • Cyberlaw
  • Science and the Law
  • Technology Transaction for Business Lawyers
  • Telecommunications Law
  • The Law of Internet Speech


Litigation Focus

  • Evidence
  • Federal Jurisdiction
  • Trial Practice
  • also recommended: (any) Moot Court


Corporate Focus

  • Technology Transactions for Business Lawyers
  • International Business Transactions
  • New Venture Creation
  • Sales (UCC knowledge good for licensing)
  • Business Planning
  • Business Law Clinic
  • Graduate Courses from the Business School


Health/Biotechnology Focus

  • Biotechnology, Biopharmaceutical and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Graduate courses in molecular biology and/or biochemistry
  • Health Law courses
  • Regulation of Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices


Other Options

  • Corporate Externships
  • Judicial Externships


To see our courses related to Intellectual Property click here.