Areas of Study

Intellectual Property and Antitrust

Overview

Innovation and information policy are critical to 21st-century society. NYU’s curriculum covers the major areas of law that affect innovation and information policy: intellectual property law, including patents, copyrights, and trademarks; antitrust law and competition policy, including the study of US and European legal systems; and related topics, including information privacy. Our faculty of law professors, economists, and noted practitioners explores these issues in a variety of settings, from basic courses to advanced seminars to independent directed research projects. At the Colloquium on Innovation Policy, for example, students have the opportunity to listen to scholars from all over the world present their cutting-edge work on innovation policy for discussion and critique. For students craving hands-on experience, the Technology Law and Policy Clinic provides the opportunity to represent clients on public interest issues and to work with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy & Technology Project on issues and cases on the Project's docket.

For those students who wish to pursue specialized graduate study in innovation and information policy, NYU Law offers the LLM in Competition, Innovation and Information Law.

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