Academic Concentrations

Boyd Law’s Intellectual Property Law Concentration

Since the Fall Semester of 2017, Boyd Law has offered its students the opportunity to focus on intellectual property (“IP”) law by enrolling in the Intellectual Property Law Concentration. To meet the concentration requirements students first take two mandatory foundational IP courses, “Copyright” and “Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets.” Additionally, students complete at least six credits from a list of IP-law related courses, such as “Entertainment Law,” “International Intellectual Property,” and “IP Licensing.” Students may fulfill the remainder of the 15-credit concentration requirement by taking other courses, such as “Antitrust,” “Administrative Law,” and “Federal Courts,” or by writing an IP law-related paper, participating in an IP law-related externship, or competing in an IP law-related moot court competition. Importantly, concentration students benefit from mentoring by their faculty advisors. At Boyd’s graduation ceremony the most accomplished student in the concentration receives the LaFrance-Trimble Award, graciously funded by Samuel and Lexy Lionel.