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Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT)

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DePaul’s Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT) was established to promote research and concentrated study of intellectual property and information technology law, broadly defined. We seek to develop IP professionals of the highest caliber through an all-inclusive learning experience that combines outstanding classroom education, innovative scholarship, first-class training in lawyering skills, career counseling and an unparalleled range of extracurricular activities.

Since its founding in 1997, CIPLIT has stood at the forefront of IP/IT legal education. With its ambitious activities and valuable opportunities, DePaul's IP/IT Program has regularly ranked among the top 25% in the U.S. News & World Report Law School Rankings. Located in downtown Chicago, the program attracts students, academics, and employers from across the country and around the world. DePaul's IP/IT Program is well deserving of the national recognition it has garnered since its inception. DePaul's broad and innovative IP/IT curriculum, offering four distinct IP/IT certificate programs, a joint degree program with DePaul's Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM), and a JD/LLM in Intellectual Property, is unparalleled in legal education. For law school graduates, DePaul offers an LLM in Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology. Non-legal professionals may also pursue a Master of Legal Studies in Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology.

While CIPLIT has become nationally known for its academic programs and faculty scholarship, students who participate in CIPLIT's programs appreciate the extraordinary effort made by the faculty and staff to assist students in career development. Every year, many students, including those who have completed their first and second year of law school and those who will graduate, find employment in the IP/IT field. 

There are hundreds of loyal alumni who have participated in CIPLIT programs since its inception. Those professionals are employed in IP and IT positions throughout the country and worldwide.

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