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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.

Joint Degree Programs

In addition to the Juris Doctor (J.D.), students accepted into one of our joint degree programs receive master's degrees in areas that prepare them for specialized legal careers.
  • JD/MS with DePaul's College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) for students with a technical background.
  • JD/LLM in Intellectual Property Law 
  • JD/MBA with DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

IP/IT Certificates

The IP/IT program also boasts four unique certificate options for students in the JD program.

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property Law

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.

IP/IT Courses

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.

TIP Clinic

The DePaul Technology/Intellectual Property Clinic (TIP Clinic) was one of the first law school clinical programs to provide transactional services exclusively in the areas of patent, trademark and copyright law to clients who could not afford to pay private counsel for these services. The TIP Clinic; is a natural extension of the College of Law's nationally ranked IP/IT program, and its mission is "Protecting the Creative Works of Creative Minds."