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DePaul Law's IP/IT program offers more than 40 intellectual property courses, including practicums, skills and clinical experiences, four IP Certificates, a clinic, and two Joint Degrees.
Starting in the 2018-2019 academic year, all second and third year JD students can enroll in select technology courses from DePaul College of Computing & Digital Media (CDM) and count up to four of those courses for JD credit:
Information Security Management;
Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery;
Intro to Programming; and
Legal Responsibilities in IT. No prior IT or other technical background is required for any of these CDM courses.
The IP/IT program also boasts four unique certificate options for students in the JD program.
Law graduates can enhance their legal education and broaden the scope of their practice potential through a wide range of technical and non-technical courses offered through the IP/IT program.
The program offers more than 40 intellectual property courses, including practicums, skills and clinical experience covering a broad range of patent, copyright, trademark and information technology issues.
Students with technical and non-technical backgrounds are eligible to participate, and clients are referred to the clinic by attorneys and by former clinic clients. TIP Clinic clients are inventors, musicians, artists, authors and entrepreneurs who need assistance in protecting their creations and businesses. The issues presented by these talented people are interesting and challenging, and TIP Clinic students experience the satisfaction of helping individuals with real legal problems, not merely problems posed to them in classroom simulations.
TIP Clinic students provide the following client services: