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.

Required Subjects

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

General (Crossover) Courses

  • Innovation Policy and Ethics
  • Digital Environments
  • Transactions and Deals
  • Information Privacy and Security
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Negotiation Strategies
  • Quantitative Methods and Analytics

Particular Areas of Study:

Patent and IP Design

  • Patent Law
  • Patent Prosecution (Lab)
  • IP Litigation
  • International/Comparative IP
  • IP Management & Strategy
  • IP Transactions
  • IP Valuation

Business Law and Entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneurship I (Lab)
  • Entrepreneurship II (Lab)
  • Entrepreneurship III (Lab)
  • Business Valuation
  • Employment Law
  • Advanced Business Formation and Tax

Regulatory Analysis and Strategy

  • Regulatory Structure and Process
  • Regulatory Communication and Strategies
  • Standard Setting
  • Energy and Environment Regulation
  • Health and Medical Regulation
  • Technology and Telecommunications Regulation
  • Global Regulatory Environment