Intellectual Property and Information Technology law has become the "hot area" for the legal profession and students are particularly interested in that field. Law schools are doing everything they can to bolster their IP programs. CIPLIT is ahead of the curve and the program while always evolving is well-developed and is well-respected.
For the past thirteen years, DePaul's Intellectual Property Law/Information Technology (IP/IT) Program, which is part of the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT), has been ranked as one of the top IP programs in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.
- Professor Roberta Kwall founded the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT)
- Hundreds of students are placed in paid IP/IT summer and permanent positions with a variety of firms and organizations.
- 17 students accepted into the IP Legal Writing Section
- 55 students accepted (3 sections) into the IP Legal Writing Section; CIPLIT Students received 44 CALI Awards (115 total)
- 34 CIPLIT Students graduated in the top 20 % of their class (77 total, 44%)
- 5 of the 14 current Law Review Board of Directors are CIPLIT Students
- Approximately 1/3 of matriculating students at the College of Law indicated an interest in intellectual property law. Overall, approximately 40% of our entire student body has indicated an interest in IP/IT law.
- Professor Barbara Bressler becomes the director of CIPLIT.