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Certificate in Arts and Museum Law

To earn a Certificate in Intellectual Property: Arts and Museum Law, a student must complete the 86 semester hours required for the Juris Doctor degree and satisfy all JD requirements. Within the elective course work required for the JD degree, a student must complete at least 15 credit hours from the listed courses and seminars and earn a minimum GPA of 3.20 in the Certificate courses. If a student takes more than one of the non-core elective courses listed below, the student can select which course will count towards the certificate, and the grade in that course will be subject to the minimum 3.20 GPA requirement. Students may apply for only one Certificate.

Previously taught courses, courses offered in other DePaul Colleges, and new courses and seminars that may be added to the curriculum may qualify for the Certificate with approval. In addition, with approval, students may substitute a different writing seminar or a three-credit independent study for the required writing assignment. 

Academic credits received from law school journals, including the Journal of Art, Technology and Intellectual Property Law, do not count toward the credits required for the Certificate.

For more information, contact Faculty Certificate Director for Art and Museum Law, Patty Gerstenblith.

Course Requirements

Required Courses

Course Title Semester Hours
LAW 344COPYRIGHT LAW3
LAW 535ART AND THE LAW3
LAW 250SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR (Cultural Heritage)3

Core Elective Courses

Course Title Semester Hours
Select at least one of the following:
LAW 250
SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR (Advanced Copyright; Trademark and Unfair Competition; or other approved topic)
LAW 271
TRADEMARK & UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW
LAW 333
MUSIC LAW
LAW 338
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR CORPORATE TRANSACTIONAL LAWYERS
LAW 341
INTERNET LAW
LAW 357
ENTERTAINMENT LAW
LAW 455
LEGAL DRAFTING (Trademark & Copyright; Art Market Transactions)
LAW 524
EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM (Approved by Professor Gerstenblith)
LAW 566
FIELD CLINIC SEMINAR (Technology and Intellectual Property)
LAW 567
FIELD CLINIC PRACTICE (Technology and Intellectual Property)

Non-Core Elective Courses and Seminars

Course Title Semester Hours
LAW 202
EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION
LAW 226
TRADE SECRET LAW
LAW 230
UNITED STATES FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW
LAW 293
MUSIC TRANSACTIONS: REPRESENTING TALENT
LAW 297
CUSTOMS LAW
LAW 349
INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW
LAW 407
CONFLICT OF LAWS
LAW 417
LABOR LAW
LAW 422
INTERNATIONAL LAW
LAW 448
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
LAW 477
FIRST AMENDMENT: FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND RELIGION
LAW 482
INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS I
LAW 508
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
LAW 522
U.S. CUSTOMS LAW AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE
LAW 523
MISSION-BASED LAWYERING: LEGAL PRACTICE IN THE NON-PROFIT SECTOR
LAW 924
DATA PRIVACY LAW: US & EU

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