Competition, Innovation, and Information Law

Degree Requirements

The Competition, Innovation, and Information Law Program (“CIILP”) has two areas of concentration: Antitrust and Competition Policy and Intellectual Property and Information Law.

Students in CIILP must take at least 16 of the required 24 credits in classes designated as Antitrust and Competition Policy, Intellectual Property and Information Law, or Related Courses (see below). Students are required to select one of the two areas of concentration and to take the basic courses 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 related courses listed below, either in the “closely related” or “generally related” categories. Students are also required to fulfill the Writing Requirement. Please note that non-tax students may not register for more than 8 credits in Taxation courses.

Writing Requirements

Students must write a scholarly research paper. This requirement is generally fulfilled through 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 the Program’s Director. The Law School’s “Substantial Writing Credit” requirement does not apply to the Program.

Course Requirements

A. Concentration in Antitrust and Competition Policy

Basic Courses
  • Antitrust Law (LW.11164) AND

A basic course in intellectual property:

  • Copyright Law (LW.11552), OR
  • Patent Law (LW.11678), OR
  • Intellectual Property Law Survey (LW.10977), OR
  • Trademarks and Unfair Competition (LW.11923)
Closely Related Courses
  • 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)
  • Colloquium on Globalization, Economic Development, and Markets (LW.12249)
  • European Union: Constitutional and Economic Law (LW.10851)
  • Quantitative Methods Seminar (LW.10794)
  • Seminar: What Creates and Influences Regulation? (LW.11163)

B. Concentration in Intellectual Property and Information Law

Basic Courses
  • Antitrust Law (LW.11164) AND

Two of the following three courses:

  • Copyright Law (LW.11552)
  • Patent Law (LW.11678)
  • Trademarks and Unfair Competition (LW.11923)
Closely Related Courses
  • Advanced Copyright (LW.11617)
  • Advanced Topics in Information Privacy Law Seminar (LW.12174)
  • Advanced Trademark Law and Advertising Law (LW.11692)
  • Art Law (LW.10122)
  • Bio-Tech Patent Law (LW.11626)   
  • Entertainment Law Seminar (LW.11456)
  • Information Privacy Law (LW.11019)
  • Innovation Law and Economics (LW.12245)
  • Innovation Policy Colloquium (LW.10930)
  • Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge - The Politics of Law, Knowledge and Culture Seminar (LW.11910)
  • International Intellectual Property Law (LW.11056)
  • Internet and Business Law for Technology Companies (LW.12266)
  • Labor and Employment in the Entertainment Industry Seminar (LW.11605)
  • Mass Media Law (LW.12156)
  • Patent Licensing (LW.12260)
  • Patent Litigation Seminar (LW.10185)
  • Technology Law and Policy Seminar (LW.12246)
  • Technology Law and Policy Clinic and Clinic Seminar (LW.12148, LW.12149)

C. Generally Related Courses for Either Concentration

  • Bioethics and the Law (LW.12267)
  • Economic Analysis of Law (LW.10853)
  • First Amendment Seminar (LW.11824)
  • Hauser Global Law Faculty courses (with permission of the CIILP Director)
  • International Monetary System (LW.11960)
  • International Trade Law (LW.11426)
  • Law, Economics & Psychology (LW.11121.001)
  • Legislation and the Regulatory State for Transfer Students and LLMs (LW.11633)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (LW.10327)
  • Survey of Securities Regulation (LW.10322)
  • U.S. Legal Research, Writing and Analysis II (LW.12130)

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

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