Cooley IP Program faculty and alums gather at the Grand Hotel during the IPLS 2014 Summer IP Institute on Mackinac Island. William Coughlin, adjunct professor for Thomas M. Cooley Law School's Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Law (GPIPL).May 4-5, 2013 - Prof. Tschura was a lecturer
 at the International Trademark Association (INTA) Academic Course on International Trademark Law, held in Dallas, Texas in conjunction with the INTA Annual Meeting.

Intellectual Property Law

Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program

Why an LL.M. In IP Law? 

Intellectual Property law is one of the most rapidly expanding field of legal practice. Once confined to "niche" practices, IP law now permeates the affairs of corporations and organizations of every size and description. WMU-Cooley's Graduate Intellectual Property Law Program prepares practitioners to launch their career as an IP lawyer, or to focus an existing practice on intellectual property law.

Program Overview

The Program is designed both for attorneys with scientific or engineering background seeking to gain the skills necessary to practice patent law, including succeeding on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Registration Examination, and for attorneys with non-technical backgrounds seeking to become proficient in copyright, trademark, licensing, and e-commerce issues.

The web-based courses are faculty-led and utilize an online course management system. Students participate in classes in a synchronous online format, giving the student a live, virtual classroom experience. Using a webcam, headset, and microphone, students can see and hear the professor and the professor can interact with students during the session. Classes are held on nights and weekends in Eastern Standard Time (EST). The student must be on his or her computer during class time.

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Effective & Workable Solutions

Earn an LL.M. degree, no matter how far away you are from campus or how busy your schedule. Five LL.M. programs are delivered online, live and interactive, in a virtual classroom environment.

Program Details


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