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.
- Advanced Copyright Law
- Advanced Patent Law
- Agriculture Law
- Antitrust Law
- Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Patents
- Biotechnology Law Seminar
- Capstone Intellectual Property and Communications Law Seminar
- Communications Law and Policy
- Comparative Free Expression
- Cyber Law
- Entertainment Law
- Great Lakes First Amendment Law Clinic I
- Great Lakes First Amendment Law Clinic II
- Intellectual Property and Cultural Protection: Regulating Creativity in an Interconnected World
- Intellectual Property Law
- Intellectual Property Practicum
- Intellectual Property Survey
- International Intellectual Property Law
- Licensing Intellectual Property
- Media Law
- Patent Application Preparation
- Patent Litigation
- Quantitative Analysis for Lawyers
- Research, Writing & Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective
- Sports Law
- Topic in Intellectual Property and Communications Law: IPR and International Technology Transfer
- Topics in IP: IP & Cultural Production