Competition, Innovation, and Information Law Requirements 2016-17

Degree Requirements

The Competition, Innovation, and Information Law Program (“CIILP”) has two areas of focus: Antitrust and Competition Policy and Intellectual Property and Information Law. Students in CIILP must take at least 16 of the required 24 credits in the area of focus that they select, including the required basic courses, unless they have already taken the required basic courses in a JD program.

Writing Requirement

All students are required to fulfill the Writing Requirement. This requirement is generally fulfilled by writing a paper in a seminar. It can also be fulfilled by a 2-credit Directed Research project supervised by a faculty member. If the Directed Research supervisor is a member of the adjunct faculty, the project must be approved by one of the Program’s Co-Directors. The Law School’s “Substantial Writing Credit” requirement does not apply to the Program.

Course Requirements

A. Antitrust and Competition Policy Focus

Required Course
  • Antitrust Law (LW.11164) OR Antitrust and Regulatory Alternatives I (LW.11348)
Elective Courses
  • A basic course in intellectual property (only one of the below three IP courses will count towards the antitrust focus):
    • Copyright Law (LW.11552), OR
    • Patent Law (LW.11678), OR
    • Trademarks and Unfair Competition (LW.11923)
  • Advanced Antitrust Seminar (LW.12073)
  • Antitrust and Regulatory Alternatives II (LW.11367)
  • Antitrust: International and Comparative Seminar (LW.11676)
  • Antitrust Issues in the Distribution of Goods and Services (LW.11546)
  • Antitrust Law and Economics Seminar (LW.11178)
  • Antitrust Law: Case Development and Litigation Strategy Seminar (LW.11043)
  • Economic Analysis of Law (LW.10853)
  • European Union Law (LW.10851)
  • Graduate Lawyering I (LW.12373 or LW.12375)
  • Hauser Global Law Faculty courses (with permission of the CIILP Co-Director)
  • Innovation Policy Colloquium (LW.10930)
  • Intellectual Property Crimes Seminar (LW.12451)
  • International Trade Law (LW.11426)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (LW.10327)
  • Quantitative Methods (LW.10794)
  • Sports Law (LW.10585)
  • What Influences Regulation and Regulators Seminar (LW.11163)

B. Intellectual Property and Information Law Focus

Required Courses

Two of the following three basic courses:

  • Copyright Law (LW.11552)
  • Patent Law (LW.11678)
  • Trademarks and Unfair Competition (LW.11923)
Elective Courses
  • Third basic intellectual property course
    • Copyright Law (LW.11552), OR
    • Patent Law (LW.11678), OR
    • Trademarks and Unfair Competition (LW.11923)
  • Advanced Copyright (LW.11617)
  • Advanced Topics in Privacy Seminar (LW.12366)
  • Antitrust Law (LW.11164) OR Antitrust and Regulatory Alternatives I (LW.11348)
  • Contracts (for LLM students)(LW.11171)
  • Entertainment Law Seminar (LW.11456)
  • First Amendment Seminar (LW.11824)
  • Graduate Lawyering I (LW.12373 or LW.12374 or LW.12375)
  • Hauser Global Law Faculty courses (with permission of the CIILP Co-Director)
  • Human Rights, Civil Society, and the Internet in China Seminar (LW.12493)
  • Information Privacy Law (LW.11019)
  • Innovation Policy Colloquium (LW.10930)
  • Intellectual Property and Human Rights Seminar (LW.12551)
  • Intellectual Property Crimes Seminar (LW.12451)
  • International Intellectual Property Law (LW.11056)
  • Labor and Employment in the Entertainment Industry Seminar (LW.11605)
  • The Law of the Startup (LW.12266)
  • Life Sciences Patent Law (LW.11626)
  • Mass Media Law (LW.12156)
  • Patent Licensing Seminar (LW.12260)
  • Patent Litigation Seminar (LW.10185)
  • Property Theory Seminar (LW.10863)
  • Sports Law (LW.10585)
  • Theories of Intellectual Property Law (LW.12522)

Contact Information

Prospective students should direct their inquiries to the Office of Graduate Admissions and admitted and current students to the Office of Graduate Affairs or to Nicole Arzt who assists the Faculty Co-Directors of the CIIL program. Nicole can arrange for faculty advisement and can be reached at:

Vanderbilt Hall 336
Telephone: 212.998.6013
nicole.arzt@nyu.edu