Competition, Innovation, and Information Law

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 by developing an integrated understanding of the dynamic forces that shape contemporary economic activity and innovation. In the CIIL program, students choose one of two concentrations—Antitrust and Competition Policy, or Intellectual Property and Information Law—while gaining an introductory foothold in the other concentration along with exposure to other related areas of law.

The CIIL program also draws on NYU’s strength in international law.  The faculty includes leading experts in international and comparative aspects of competition policy and intellectual property law.  Their courses and seminars offer students the opportunity to understand the importance of competition policy and intellectual property law in today’s global economy.

Cutting-edge Research and Policy Initiatives

The Colloquium on Innovation Policy explores the law’s role in promoting creativity and invention. Offered annually in the spring semester, students learn from top academics around the country who are invited to the Law School to speak about their recent research or publications.

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.  The Information Law Institute includes a very active Privacy Research Group.

Rich Curriculum

The extensive curriculum provides ample options for varied interests. Our professors approach their classes with a keen sense of balancing academic and theoretical discussions with practical, real-world examples of the evolving implementation of regulation and policy in the U.S. and abroad.

In addition to a course in U.S. Antitrust law and the basic intellectual property law classes, students may choose from a wide selection of advanced seminars and courses. Examples of the more advanced classes taught in the 2013-14 academic year are: