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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. Emphasis will be placed on how these areas of the law impact Croatia's famed food industry.  See (and sample) famed Croatian wines, olive oils, truffles, and cheeses & learn how IP impacts their production and regulation. 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 take classes in Opatija, a historic seaside town.  Wear your bathing suit to class—then study on the beach. Students also 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. Croatia also offers a unique prism through which to study intellectual property and cyber law.