Intellectual Property | School of Law | SIU

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Intellectual Property | School of Law | SIU

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Intellectual Property

Faculty Advisor: Mark Schultz

To complete the Specialization in Intellectual Property and receive a transcript notation and certificate acknowledging the completion of the Specialization, students must complete at least 15 credits from the Approved List of Intellectual Property Courses.

The minimum 15 credits must include:

  • Core Courses: at least 6 credits
  • Writing: at least 3 credits
  • Experiential Learning:  at least 3 credits
  • Electives:  at least 3 credits

Approved List of Intellectual Property Courses

1.  Core Courses (at least 6 credits)


All students take:

  • Intellectual Property

Take at least one:

  • Copyright Law
  • Patent Law
  • Trademarks and Unfair Competition
  • Current Developments in American Law: Trade Secret Law. This course may satisfy either the Core Course Requirement or the Experiential Learning Requirement, but not both)

2.  IP Writing 

At least 3 credits earned in a course that requires in-depth research and writing about intellectual property. The student may satisfy this requirement with any of the following:

  • Current Developments in International Law: International IP, Trade & Economic Development
  • A Senior Seminar or elective writing class pre-approved for the Specialization
  • A specific topic in a Senior Seminar or elective writing class pre-approved by the faculty advisor for the IP Specialization, with the approval (and at the discretion of) the course instructor
  • An intellectual property article written as a staff member on the SIU Law Journal or the Journal of Legal Medicine, pre-approved by the faculty advisor for the IP Specialization
  • Independent Research and Writing on an intellectual property topic (pre-approved by the faculty advisor for the IP Specialization and subject to availability and consent of the instructor)

3.  Experiential Learning

At least 3 credits earned in a course that provides hands-on training in intellectual property. The student may satisfy this requirement with any of the following:

  • Semester in Practice Externship: Intellectual Property
  • Public Interest Externship (in a placement pre-approved by the faculty advisor for the IP Specialization and subject to the approval and consent of the Public Interest Externship Director)
  • Intellectual Property and Commercialization
  • Current Developments in American Law: Trade Secret Law (This course may satisfy either the Core Course Requirement or the Experiential Learning Requirement, but not both)

 4.  Electives

Provided that the other requirements for the Specialization are met, the student may complete the minimum 15-credit requirement with any of these other courses:

  • Copyright Law
  • Intellectual Property and Commercialization
  • Patent Law
  • Sports Law
  • Trademarks and Unfair Competition
  • Current Developments in American Law: Trade Secret Law
  • A course in a joint degree program approved by faculty advisor for IP Specialization
  • Other course approved by the associate dean, in consultation with the faculty advisor for IP Specialization