The Big Picture
NYU has assembled a remarkably strong group of faculty working in the fields of antitrust and competition policy, intellectual property, and information law. The faculty members are world-renowned for their scholarship and engagement in policy debates. Several of them have significant expertise in government or private practice.
Combining state-of-the-art policy and technical expertise with sophisticated legal analysis, the LLM in Competition, Innovation and Information Law (CIIL) is unique in its approach to training students. The CIIL program offers students a choice of focus areas—Antitrust and Competition Policy or Intellectual Property and Information Law. To develop an integrated understanding of the dynamic forces at play in the modern economy, students in one focus area can also gain exposure to the other through coursework, collaboration with faculty, and participation in a monthly luncheon program and events organized by the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy and the Information Law Institute.
The Knowledge Economy is global in nature. The CIIL program draws on NYU’s strength in international law and its experts in international and comparative aspects of competition policy and intellectual property law to offer courses and seminars that examine the relationships between global and domestic competition, intellectual property, and information policies.
Cutting-Edge Research and Policy Initiatives
The Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy and the Information Law Institute sponsor a tremendous variety of lectures, symposia, research projects and policy initiatives. CIIL students are also welcome to join the Information Law Institute's Privacy Research Group, which meets weekly.
The Innovation Policy Colloquium, offered annually in the spring semester, explores the law’s role in promoting creativity and invention. Colloquium students learn from top academics around the country who are invited to the Law School to speak about their recent research. The CIIL program achieves synergies by examining laws that encourage innovation by fostering competition and laws that incentivize innovation by protecting advances in the arts and sciences. Our programs gather economists, lawyers, legal scholars, and business people to study how these laws foster an environment in which creativity and entrepreneurship flourish.
The extensive curriculum provides ample options for varied interests. Our professors approach their classes with a keen sense of balancing theoretical discussions with practical, real-world examples of the evolving implementation of regulation and policy in the US and abroad.
Examples of the advanced classes taught in the 2017-18 academic year are:
Antitrust and Competition Law
- Advanced Antitrust Seminar
- Antitrust and Regulatory Alternatives II
- Antitrust: International and Comparative Seminar
- Antitrust Counseling in the Distribution of Goods and Services
- Antitrust Law and Economics Seminar
- Antitrust Law: Case Development and Litigation Strategy Seminar
- Sports Law
- Quantitative Methods Seminar
Intellectual Property and Information Law
- Advanced Copyright
- Advanced Topics in Privacy Law Seminar
- Art Law
- Cybersecurity Law and Technology Seminar
- Entertainment Law Seminar
- Fashion Law and Business
- Human Rights, Civil Society, and the Internet in China Seminar
- Information Privacy Law
- Innovation Policy Colloquium
- Intellectual Property Crimes Seminar
- Life Sciences Patent Law
- Patent Litigation Seminar
- Patent Licensing Seminar
- Sports Law
- The Law of the Startup Seminar