LLM in Competition, Innovation and Information Law Requirements 2022-23

Degree Requirements

The Competition, Innovation and Information Law Program (“CIILP”) has two areas of focus: Antitrust and Competition Law, 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 in the selected area of focus. 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

Antitrust and Competition Law Focus

Required Course

  • Antitrust Law (LW.11164) 

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
    • Survey of Intellectual Property (LW.10977), OR
    • Trademark and False Advertising Law (LW.11923)
  • Antitrust Law: Merger Enforcement and Litigation Seminar (LW.12723)
  • Antitrust Law and Economics Seminar (LW.11178)
  • Graduate Lawyering I (LW.12373 or LW.12375)
  • Hauser Global Law Faculty courses (with permission of the CIILP Co-Director)
  • Information Privacy Law (LW.11019)
  • International and Comparative Competition Policy (LW.11084)
  • International Trade Law (LW.11426)
  • Innovation Policy Colloquium (LW.10930)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (LW.10327)
  • Quantitative Methods Seminar (LW.10794)
  • Sports Law (LW.10585)
  • Trade Secret Law (LW.12360)

Intellectual Property and Information Law Focus

Required Courses

Two of the following three basic courses:

  • Copyright Law (LW.11552)
  • Patent Law (LW.11678)
  • Trademark and False Advertising Law (LW.11923)

Elective Courses

  • Third basic intellectual property course 
    • Copyright Law (LW.11552), OR
    • Patent Law (LW.11678), OR
    • Trademark and False Advertising Law (LW.11923)
  • Advanced Trademark and Advertising Law (LW.11692)
  • Antitrust Law (LW.11164) 
  • Art Law (LW.10122)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Administrative Law Seminar (LW.12831)
  • Contracts (for LLM students) (LW.11171)
  • Cybersecurity: Law & Strategy Seminar (LW. 12795)
  • Entertainment Law Seminar (LW.11456)
  • Fashion Law and Business (LW.12131)
  • Global Data Law I (LW.12755)
  • Graduate Lawyering I (LW.12373 or LW.12375)
  • Guarini Externship and Externship Seminar: Global Legal Practice in Digital Society (LW.12682; LW.12683)
  • 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)
  • International Human Rights and Digital Governance (LW.12788)
  • International Intellectual Property Law (LW.11056)
  • Labor and Employment in the Entertainment Industry Seminar (LW.11605)
  • Litigating Economic Issues in Intellectual Property Actions (LW.12772) 
  • Patent Law and the Life Sciences (LW.11626)
  • Patent and IP Licensing Seminar (LW.12260)
  • Patent Litigation Simulation (LW.10185)
  • Sports Law (LW.10585)
  • Survey of Intellectual Property (LW.10977)
  • Topics in Museums Studies: Museums and the Law (LW.12121)
  • Trade Secret Law (LW.12360)

Contact Information

Prospective students should direct their inquiries to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Admitted and current students should direct their inquiries to either the Office of Graduate Affairs or Nicole Arzt.

Ashley Jacques, who can arrange for faculty advisement with Professor Sprigman, can be reached at:
Telephone: 212-992-8172
Email: ashley.jacques@nyu.edu

Henrieke Dekker, who can arrange for faculty advisement with Professor Beebe, can be reached at: 
Vanderbilt Hall 302
Telephone: 212-998-6617
Email: henrieke.dekker@nyu.edu