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Certificate in Information Technology, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Law

To earn a Certificate in Information Technology, a student must complete the 86 credit hours required for the Juris Doctor degree and satisfy all JD requirements. Within the course work required for the JD degree, a student must complete at least 15 credit hours from the listed courses and earn a minimum GPA of 3.20 in the Certificate courses. If a student takes more than 15 hours of courses from the approved list, all grades earned in those courses will be factored into the minimum 3.20 GPA requirement for the Certificate. 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 elective course.

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 the Certificate Directors for Information Technology Law, Michael Grynberg and Ellen Gutiontov.

Required Courses

Course Title Semester Hours
LAW 271TRADEMARK & UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW3
LAW 341INTERNET LAW3
Select one of the following:2-3
LAW 344
COPYRIGHT LAW
LAW 447
PATENT LAW
LAW 924
DATA PRIVACY LAW: US & EU

Elective Courses

Course Title Semester Hours
LAW 226
TRADE SECRET LAW
LAW 246
PATENT & TRADEMARK SEARCHING
LAW 250
SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR (Advanced Intellectual Property; Advanced Patent Law; or other approved topic)
LAW 333
MUSIC LAW
or LAW 357
ENTERTAINMENT LAW
LAW 328
DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION LAWS
LAW 337
BIOTECHNOLOGY PATENT STRATEGIES FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM
LAW 338
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR CORPORATE TRANSACTIONAL LAWYERS
LAW 341
INTERNET LAW
LAW 344
COPYRIGHT LAW
LAW 402
ANTITRUST
LAW 411
GUIDED RESEARCH
LAW 428
INDEPENDENT STUDY
LAW 447
PATENT LAW
LAW 455
LEGAL DRAFTING (Patents; IP Licensing; Trademark & Copyright; or other approved topic)
LAW 470
ADVANCED PATENT LAW
LAW 489
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SURVEY
LAW 524
EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM (approved placement)
LAW 535
ART AND THE LAW
LAW 566
FIELD CLINIC SEMINAR (Technology and Intellectual Property)
LAW 567
FIELD CLINIC PRACTICE (Technology and Intellectual Property)
LAW 924
DATA PRIVACY LAW: US & EU
Students may count one of the following courses offered through CDM:
LAW 920
INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT
LAW 921
DISASTER RECOVERY THEORY STRATEGIES
LAW 922
INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING
LAW 923
LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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