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The Program & Enrollment

The Intellectual Property Summer Institute provides intensive study in intellectual property and cyber law from an international perspective. Building on Michigan State University College of Law’s nationally recognized Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program (IPIC), the Institute attracts leading scholars to teach courses in international copyright, patent, and computer-related law. The Institute offers a unique multicultural experience focused on attracting both American and European Union students to explore the challenges of intellectual property (IP) law. The Institute’s curriculum has no prerequisites and offers coursework essential to all lawyers working in today’s information economy.

Students will take classes in Opatija, a historic seaside town. Students can enjoy the Hapsburg riviera of Opatija, the nearby mountain towns and vineyards of Istria, and the beautiful islands of Mali Losinj, Cres, and Krk. Venice and Slovenia are easy day trips. After classes, students will have the opportunity to take an eight day excursion through the Dalmatian islands of Zadar, Hvar and Split. The excursion's final stop will be in the walled port of Dubrovnik—a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site, a city that has been untouched for centuries, nestled in an unparalleled natural setting between mountains and the sea. Croatia also offers a unique prism through which to study intellectual property and cyber law.