To earn a Certificate in Information Technology Law a student must complete the 86 semester hours required for the Juris Doctor degree and satisfy all JD requirements. Within the elective course work required for the JD degree, a student must fulfill the following requirements:
Earn a minimum GPA of 3.2 in the Certificate courses. Certificate courses may not be audited.
All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated.
Please note that if a student takes more than 15 credits of intellectual property and information technology related courses, all grades earned in those courses will be factored into the minimum 3.2 GPA requirement.
Previously taught courses, courses offered in other DePaul Colleges, and new courses and seminars that may be added to the curriculum may qualify for the information technology certificate as an elective course with approval from Professor Michael Grynberg. In addition, with approval from Professor Grynberg students may substitute a different writing seminar (if they write in the relevant areas) or a three-credit independent study for the required writing seminar or the non-seminar elective course.
The Intellectual Property Survey course is not intended for students in the certificate programs. If students do take the IP Survey and later decide to seek the certificate, the IP Survey will count toward the 3.2 GPA requirement, but will not count toward the 15-credit requirement.
Academic credits received from law school journals, including the Journal of Art, Technology and Intellectual Property Law, do not count toward the credits required for the Certificate. Please note that the listed courses and seminars below that are offered by visiting faculty and adjunct faculty apply toward this Certificate.
Students may only apply for one certificate. Students who entered law school in the 2011-2012 cycle or earlier may choose to qualify for the Information Technology Certificate under the requirements previously in effect until May of 2013. These requirements may be found on the College of Law website.
Certain courses in the College of Commerce or the College of Computing and Digital Media may be approved to fulfill at most one certificate elective. Occasionally new seminars or courses that would be appropriate electives for this certificate may be added or available on a one-time basis. Students may contact Professor Michael Grynberg to seek approval for elective credit for such courses.
Elective Courses, Seminars and Practicum