Intellectual Property Law Program
Loyola's School of Law recognizes the growing importance of technology and the emergence of intellectual property and patent law in the global economy. The law school offers a variety of courses focused on these areas of the law, and enables students also to focus on topics of particular interest through independent study projects or research under close faculty supervision.
In addition to the typical array of intellectual property courses offered to upper-level students, Loyola is among only a few law schools nationwide to provide its first-year students with a Legal Writing section focusing on topics in intellectual property law. Although specific topics vary by semester, past students have analyzed fact situations in areas such as trademark, copyright, patent, and trade secret law. Loyola's program is unique in using intellectual property problems throughout an entire year, in conjunction with lectures from the Director of the Intellectual Property program, as well as with lesson plans tailored to helping first-year students understand this area. For a student perspective on the benefits of this program, click here.