LLM in Competition, Innovation and Information Law

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 in offering students a choice of focus areas—Antitrust and Competition Policy or Intellectual Property and Information Law. To develop an integrated understanding of the dynamic forces at play in the modern economy, students in one focus area can also gain exposure to the other through coursework, collaboration with faculty, and participation in a monthly luncheon program and events organized by the Law School's related research centers.

The Knowledge Economy is global in nature. The CIIL program draws on NYU’s strength in international law and its experts in international and comparative aspects of competition policy and intellectual property law to offer courses and seminars that examine the relationships between global and domestic competition, intellectual property, and information policies.

Cutting-Edge Research and Policy Initiatives

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.  CIIL students are also welcome to join the Information Law Institute's Privacy Research Group, which meets weekly.

The Innovation Policy Colloquium, offered annually in the spring semester, explores the law’s role in promoting creativity and invention. Offered for the first time in Fall 2018, the International Law of Global Digital Corporations Colloquium canvases core legal concepts and ideas about cyber-law, cyber-conflicts, and regulation (e.g., anti-trust, privacy, tort, jurisdiction, state responsibility) in global contexts. Colloquium students learn from top academics around the country who are invited to the Law School to speak about their recent research.

The CIIL program achieves synergies by examining laws that encourage innovation by fostering competition and laws that incentivize innovation by protecting advances in the arts and sciences. Our programs gather economists, lawyers, legal scholars, and business people to study how these laws foster an environment in which creativity and entrepreneurship flourish.

Rich Curriculum

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

Examples of the advanced classes taught in the 2020-21 academic year are:

Antitrust and Competition Law

Intellectual Property and Information Law