Competition, Innovation, and Information Law Requirements 2015-16

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 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 Competition Law 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.12374 or LW.12375)
  • Hauser Global Law Faculty courses (with permission of the CIILP Co-Director)
  • Intellectual Property Crimes Seminar (LW.12451)
  • 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)
  • Quantitative Methods (LW.10794)
  • 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 Privacy Seminar (LW.12366)
  • Advanced Topics in Art Law Seminar (LW.12058)
  • 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)
  • 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 Crimes Seminar (LW.12451)
  • 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 Seminar (LW.10185)
  • Taxation of Intellectual Property (LW.12270)
  • Trade Secret Law (LW.12360)

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