APPROXIMATELY THREE DOZEN IPIL-RELATED COURSES ARE OFFERED REGULARLY at the UH Law Center. All of these courses meet the degree requirements for the Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree and most apply to the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in intellectual property and information law.
The UH Law Center offers both full-time and part-time programs leading to the J.D. degree. J.D. candidates must complete 90 credit hours and may select intellectual property and information law courses that reflect their individual interests. Students interested in applying to the J.D. Program should contact the Office of Admissions for an application at 713.743.2280 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications also can be accessed at www.law.uh.edu/admissions/apply-now.asp.
The LL.M. Program provides an academic environment for practicing lawyers who wish to expand their knowledge of intellectual property and information law. Only a limited number of candidates are accepted for full-time or part-time studies, and admission is highly competitive. Applicants from the United States must hold a J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. Lawyers who hold law degrees from foreign countries must meet academic and English-language standards for admission.
LL.M. candidates must complete 24 credit hours of approved courses (including a minimum of 15 credit hours of IPIL courses), with a qualifying cumulative grade-point average. An optional thesis is available. Class scheduling and availability vary from year to year. Most IPIL courses are offered in the fall and spring semesters. Generally, IPIL courses are not available in the summer. For Law Center J.D. students, a joint J.D./LL.M. program is available. Thesis supervision occurs during the fall and spring semesters only. For details about the LL.M. Program, visit www.law.uh.edu/llm.
Second- and third-year law students in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school are eligible to spend one or two semesters at the UH Law Center and to enroll in its IPIL curriculum as well as other upper-division courses. Participants are accorded “visiting” status and receive their law degrees from their home schools. Students interested in visiting the UH Law Center should contact the Office of Admissions at 713.743.2280 or email@example.com.
Students also have the option of applying for transfer to the Law Center. Transfer admissions are highly competitive. First consideration is given to applicants who have performed extremely well in their first year of law school. Applicants must have completed all or most of the Law Center's first-year required courses. Successful applicants must have a minimum number of semester hours to apply and may transfer a maximum number of semester hours of credit, with hours rather than grades to be noted on their final UH Law Center transcripts. Other intake conditions apply. Students interested in transferring to the UH Law Center, and learning the detailed intake conditions such as the minimum and maximum intake transfer hours, should contact the Office of Admissions at 713.743.2280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANALYTIC METHODS FOR LAWYERS
BIOTECHNOLOGY AND THE LAW
CRIME IN THE INFORMATION AGE
ENTERTAINMENT LAW CLINIC
GENETICS AND THE LAW
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ADVANCED TOPICS SEMINAR
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SURVEY
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT
INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
IP FOR TECH STARTUPS
LICENSING AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
LL.M. THESIS COURSE
PATENT REMEDIES AND DEFENSES
PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION
PROCEDURE OF PATENT LITIGATION
TRADEMARK AND UNFAIR COMPETITION
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