Competition, Innovation, and Information Law Requirements 2014-15

(These requirements may change beginning in academic year 2015-2016)

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 24 credits in total. At least 16 of these credits must be in classes designated as Antitrust and Competition Policy and Intellectual Property and Information Law. 

Students are also required to select one of two areas of focus and to take the required course(s) in that area, unless they have already taken them in a JD program. Students can then fulfill the remainder of the 16 credit requirement by taking any of the elective courses in the lists below, but are encouraged to select from among those electives listed under their area of focus.

Students must also fulfill the Writing Requirement.

Writing Requirement

The Writing 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 four IP courses will count towards the antitrust focus):
    • Copyright Law (LW.11552), OR
    • Patent Law (LW.11678), OR
    • Survey of Intellectual Property (LW.10977), 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)
  • Business Crime (LW. 11144)
  • Economic Analysis of Law (LW.10853)
  • European Union Law (LW.10851)
  • Globalization and Law: An Economic Perspective on International Trade and Competition Seminar (LW.12342)
  • Graduate Lawyering I (LW.12373 or LW.12374 or LW.12375)
  • Hauser Global Law Faculty courses (with permission of the CIILP Co-Director)
  • International Trade Law (LW.11426)
  • Law and Economics Colloquium: Business Law & Economics (LW.10864)
  • Law, Economics and Journalism Seminar (LW.11989)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (LW.10327)
  • Philosophical Foundations of Economic Analysis of Law Seminar(LW.12385)
  • Quantitative Methods in Law Seminar (LW.10794)
  • Seminar: What Influences Regulation and Regulators? (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 Privacy Seminar (LW.12366)
  • Advanced Topics in Art Law Seminar (LW.12058)
  • Advanced Trademark and Advertising Law (LW.11692)
  • Antitrust Law (LW.11164) OR Antitrust and Regulatory Alternatives I (LW.11348)
  • Art Law (LW.10122)
  • Contracts (for LLM students)(LW.11171)
  • Cyber Crime Seminar (LW.12381)
  • Entertainment Law Seminar (LW.11456)
  • First Amendment Law (LW.11824)
  • Free Speech (LW.10668)
  • Graduate Lawyering I (LW.12373 or LW.12374 or LW.12375)
  • Hauser Global Law Faculty courses (with permission of the CIILP Co-Director)
  • Information Privacy Law (LW.11019)
  • Innovation Policy Colloquium (LW.10930)
  • Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge - The Politics of Law, Knowledge and Culture Seminar (LW.11910)
  • Intelligence Gathering and Law Enforcement Post 9/11 Seminar (LW.10637)
  • International Intellectual Property Law (LW.11056)
  • Internet and Business Law for Technology Companies Seminar (LW.12266)
  • Internet Contracts Seminar (LW.11521)
  • Labor and Employment in the Entertainment Industry Seminar (LW.11605)
  • Life Sciences Patent Law (LW.11626)
  • Mass Media Law (LW.12156)
  • Patent Licensing Seminar (LW.12260)
  • Patent Litigation (LW.10185)
  • Taxation of Intellectual Property (LW.12270)
  • Technology Law and Policy Clinic (LW.12148)
  • Technology Law and Policy Clinic Seminar (LW.12149)
  • Trade Secret Law (LW.12360)
  • Trademarks in Cyberspace Seminar (LW.12361)

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 Director 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