The Master of Laws program
begins with an orientation that introduces graduate students to DePaul's
faculty, staff, library, computer and research facilities. Students
who received legal training outside the United States also will
participate in a special course introducing them to the Socratic
teaching method, the differences between civil and common law systems, and the foundations of the U.S. legal system.
earn the LLM in Intellectual Property Law, a student must complete 24 semester hours
of credit with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50. A
summer term is counted as a semester for this purpose. If a student
does not meet the degree GPA requirement of 2.50, the student shall earn
a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law if the student completes 18 credit hours
with a cumulative GPA of 2.00. Students who complete 24 credit hours
with a GPA below the 2.50 GPA required to earn the degree will not be permitted to continue taking classes to improve their GPA. A student is automatically dismissed if he or she has a cumulative GPA below 2.0 for any three consecutive semesters.
The LLM program may be completed on either a full- or part-time basis but it must be completed within five years. With the exception of students admitted to and enrolled in the joint JD/LLM program, credits earned as part of the JD program do not count toward the LLM degree. In addition, no credit is given for law
courses taken before a student is admitted to and enrolled in the LLM program.
Courses must be selected from the LLM in Intellectual Property Law courses listed below. Candidates must complete three required courses and five elective courses.
Total of nine (9) credit hours: