Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology Ranking

The DePaul College of Law’s Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology (CIPLIT®) ranks 25th in the nation according to the recent U.S. News & World Report law school specialty rankings. “We are delighted that our strong program of student-focused education, training, and placement, and our strong scholarship and alumni and community relations are again being recognized. Since its founding by Professor Roberta Kwall in 1997, CIPLIT has stood in the forefront of IP legal education and scholarship. IP and IT remain critically important areas of legal practice and growth that will continue to shape our future,” said Ellen Gutiontov, Executive Director of CIPLIT.

Students studying at DePaul College of Law not only have access to a broad and innovative IP/IT curriculum that covers the fundamentals of copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret laws but can also pursue one of the four IP/IT certificates: general intellectual property law, patent law, information technology, and arts and cultural heritage law. Students may also earn a joint degree program with College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM), and an LL.M in intellectual property law. CIPLIT’s distinguished faculty teach and write in a broad range of intellectual property related areas including copyright, creativity, patent law, innovation policy, trademark, cyberlaw, and arts and cultural heritage law.

If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact Executive Director Ellen Gutiontov.