DePaul’s LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law is regarded as one of the most extensive programs in the country, and the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT®), which oversees the program, is an innovative leader in the field. With numerous course offerings, the program addresses the need for specialized training in intellectual property and information technology law.
An LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law candidate must complete 24 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 in order to earn the degree. A student is automatically dismissed if he or she has a cumulative GPA below 2.0 for any three consecutive semesters. A Summer term is counted as a semester for this purpose. If a student does not meet the degree GPA requirement of 2.5, the student will earn a certificate in Intellectual Property is the student completes 18 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
Courses must be selected from the LLM in Intellectual Property courses. Candidates must complete three required courses and five electives. The LLM program may be completed on either a full- or part-time basis but must be completed within four years.
With the exception of students admitted to and enrolled in the Joint JD/LLM program. The American Bar Association mandates no credit be given for intellectual property courses taken before a student is accepted into the LLM program.