MSU College of Law

CURRICULUM

The MSU Law IPIC program is among the most comprehensive IP programs in the country. Our courses include intimate seminars, hands-on workshops, and exciting study abroad programs in addition to traditional lectures. Our classes are taught by leading scholars in IP, as well as practicing attorneys. Students form close mentoring relationships with their professors.

IP in your 1L year. All incoming students are required to take a Research, Writing & Analysis (RWA) course in their first semester at MSU Law. If you’re entering law school with an interest in IP, you can apply for admission to an IP-focused RWA section. This class offers a unique opportunity to explore this exciting field during the 1L year through writing and research assignments with a focus on critical IP issues.

Cutting-edge courses. The IPIC curriculum begins with taking our two of our three foundational courses: Copyright Law, Patent Law, and Trademark Law/Unfair Competition Law. Those classes provide the knowledge base that you’ll need to succeed in subsequent classes.

Once you’ve mastered the basics, it’s time to specialize by taking IP electives. We offer hard-to-find courses in emerging areas like computational technology, informatics, and communications law, providing our students with a career advantage.