Curriculum

To earn the Master of Science in Law degree, students must complete a total of 28 credits, divided between required subjects (approximately one-third of the curriculum) and elective and experiential courses (approximately two-thirds of the curriculum). The elective courses cluster in three areas: Patent and IP Design; Business Law and Entrepreneurship; and Regulatory Analysis and Strategy. Students may mix and match courses from all three areas or they may choose to concentrate their studies in one particular area. Within each particular area of study, there are several elective courses addressing a variety of topics.

Foundational Required Subjects

  • Legal and Regulatory Process
  • Contract Law and Design
  • Liability, Risk, and Insurance
  • Intellectual Property Fundamentals
  • Business Formation and Structure
  • Ethics
  • Writing, Communicating and Presenting

General (Crossover) Courses

  • Dispute Resolution Processes
  • Negotiation Skills and Strategies
  • Statistics & Probability
  • Corporate Criminal Law
  • Expert Witness Workshop

Particular Areas of Study:

IP and Patent Design

  • Patent Law
  • Patent Preparation and Prosecution
  • IP Insurance
  • IP Litigation
  • IP Strategy & Management
  • IP Licensing & Transactions
  • IP & Legal Research
  • IP Valuation
  • International & Comparative IP
  • Public & Private Markets in IP

Business Law and Entrepreneurship

  • Business Combinations & Antitrust
  • Business Strategy & Frameworks
  • Commercial Finance & IP
  • Employment Law
  • Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
  • Entrepreneurship Lab I
  • Entrepreneurship Lab II

Regulatory Analysis and Strategy

  • Digital Data & Information:  Privacy, Security & Opportunity
  • Regulation: Energy & Environment
  • Regulation: Tech & Telecom
  • Regulation: Medicine & Health
  • Global Regulation & Compliance
  • Regulatory Communication & Strategy
  • Standard Setting