Master of Laws in Intellectual Property

The Master of Laws in Intellectual Property (LLM in IP) program provides a concentrated post-graduate legal study program for practicing lawyers or graduates of foreign or domestic law schools. Candidates for this program include: 1) foreign lawyers who studied in law school programs that do not offer IP classes or who want to strengthen their knowledge base with an IP law degree from the United States; and 2) general practitioners who want to develop an IP specialization. 

All Master of Laws in Intellectual Property students must complete 24 credit hours. Unless waived by the School of Law, LLM in IP students must complete at least six credits from approved Intellectual Property core courses, six credits from approved Intellectual Property elective courses, one professional skills course, and an upper-level writing course. Foreign LLM in IP students must also take Introduction to the U.S. Legal System. For the remainder of their required credit hours, LLM in IP students may enroll in any School of Law courses approved for the LLM in IP program.

Students enrolled in the program pursue a non-thesis Master of Laws in Intellectual Property degree. Students may be enrolled on either a full-time or part-time basis. The majority of coursework is offered via in-person instruction at the School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas.

For more information, please go to law.tamu.edu.