Certificate in IP: Arts & Museum Law
To earn a Certificate in Arts and Museum Law, a student must complete the eighty-six (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:
Complete at least fifteen (15) credit hours from the listed courses and seminars.
- Complete the course, Art and the Law.
- Complete either the Intellectual Property Survey Course (Law 489) or Copyright (Law #344).
- Choose three electives from the lists of core and non-core elective courses including at least one course from the "Seminar" category.
- To satisfy the Certificate requirements, students may count only one seminar and no more than one non-core course.
- Earn a minimum GPA of 3.20 in the Certificate courses.
All courses are three (3) credits unless otherwise indicated. Certificate courses may not be audited. All grades received in required courses and core elective courses and seminars must be counted in the minimum 3.2 GPA requirement for the Certificate, even if the student takes more core elective courses and seminars than are required for the Certificate. If a student takes more than one non-core elective course or seminar, the student must declare which one of the non-core elective courses will count toward the Certificate. Only the grade received in the non-core elective course or seminar that is chosen to complete the certificate requirement will be counted into the 3.2 gpa requirement for the Certificate. 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 courses and seminars offered by the Hosier Distinguished Visiting Intellectual Property Professors and other visitors may apply toward this Certificate. Occasionally new seminars or courses may be added or available on a one-time basis which would be appropriate electives for this certificate. Please discuss with Professor Gerstenblith the eligibility and appropriate categorization of such courses and seminars before registering for the course.
Distinguished Research Professor of Law
Director, Center for Art, Museum, & Cultural Heritage Law
Barbara B. Bressler
Clinical Associate Professor of Law
Supervisor, Technology/Intellectual Property Legal Clinic (TIP Clinic®)
Deputy Director, Field Placement Program
(Total of 6 credits)
- Law 535: Art and the Law
- Law 489: Intellectual Property Survey OR Law 344: Copyright Law
Core Elective Courses and Seminars
- Law 250: Advanced Concepts in Copyright Law Seminar
- Law 250: Cultural Property Seminar
- Law 341: Cyberlaw
- Law 357: Entertainment Law
- Law 404: Advanced Trademarks Practice
- Law 454: International Intellectual Property
- Law 455: Legal Drafting: Trademarks & Copyrights
- Law 469: Litigation Strategy: Intellectual Property
- Law 333: Music Law
- Law 271: Trademark and Unfair Competition Law
- Law 250: Publicity and Moral Rights Seminar
- Law 514: Technology/Intellectual Property (TIP Clinic)
- Law 543: Telecommunications Law & Policy
- Law 250: Telecommunications Law Seminar
- Law 355: Theater Law
- Law 352: The Law of Film and TV Production and Distribution
- Law 344: Copyright Law
(A student cannot count this course as both an elective and a required course)
- Law 524: Field Placement in IP or Art/Cultural Property Law (must be approved by Professor Gerstenblith)
Non-Core Elective Courses and Seminars
(a maximum of one non-core course or seminar can be applied toward the Certificate; you must declare which course on the Certificate application form)
- Law 716: Disability Law
- Law 202: Employment Discrimination
- Law 408: Estate and Gift Tax
- Law 250: First Amendment Seminar: Freedom of Speech and the Press
- Law 417: Labor Law
- Law 495: Law and the Mass Media
- Law 200: Law of Non-Profit Organizations
- Law 250: Tax Considerations for Athletes & Entertainers
- Law 604: Tax-Exempt Organizations
- Law 422: Public International Law
Students may only apply for one certificate.