DePaul University College of Law has been ranked in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report for Best School of Law Specialties in both Health Care Law and Intellectual Property Law. For health care law, DePaul is ranked at 16, and IP law is ranked at 28. These high achievements are due to the dedication of the DePaul College of Law faculty and staff in both of these long-standing programs of excellence for the law school.
The health law program at DePaul College of Law engages in the main areas of health law practice and offers a diverse selection of courses for students to become health law practitioners and policy makers. The Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute focuses on the cutting-edge area of health law and intellectual property through programming and other initiatives. The health law program offers students the unique opportunity for engagement with community leaders and businesses to tackle legislative issues and participate in research.
The College of Law has a broad and innovative IP/IT curriculum, offering four distinct IP/IT certificate programs as well as a joint degree program with DePaul's College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM), and a JD/LLM in Intellectual Property. The program touches on all areas of IP/IT including patent law, art and museum law and information technology law. In addition, the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology (CIPLIT) provides an unparalleled range of extracurricular opportunities that complement the students’ classroom experiences. CIPLIT students become IP/IT professionals with first-class hands-on training in this ever-changing field.