LLM in Competition, Innovation and Information Law Requirements 2021-22

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 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 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 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 and Intellectual Property Seminar (LW.11010)
  • Antitrust and Regulatory Alternatives II (LW.11367)
  • Antitrust: International and Comparative Seminar (LW.11676)
  • Antitrust Counseling in the Distribution of Goods and Services (LW.11546)
  • Antitrust Law: Cutting Edge Issues Seminar (LW.12073)
  • Antitrust Law: Merger Enforcement and Litigation Seminar (LW.12723)
  • Antitrust Law and Economics Seminar (LW.11178)
  • Globalization and Law: An Economic Perspective on International Trade and Competition Seminar (LW.12342)
  • 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)
  • Innovation Policy Colloquium (LW.10930)
  • Intellectual Property Crimes Seminar (LW.12451)
  • NY State Attorney General's Office - Economic Justice Division Law Enforcement Externship and Externship Seminar (LW. 12652; LW.12653)
  • Quantitative Methods Seminar (LW.10794)

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 Copyright (LW.11617)
  • Advanced Topics in IP and Information Law Seminar (LW.12174)
  • Advanced Trademark and Advertising Law (LW.11692)
  • Antitrust and Intellectual Property Seminar (LW.11010)
  • Antitrust Law (LW.11164) or Antitrust and Regulatory Alternatives I (LW.11348)
  • Art Law (LW.10122)
  • Big Data, Law and Policy Seminar (LW.12662)
  • Contracts (for LLM students) (LW.11171)
  • Entertainment Law Seminar (LW.11456)
  • Global Data Law I (LW.12755)
  • Global Data Law II - Ordering and Power (LW.12755)
  • Graduate Lawyering I (LW.12373 or LW.12375)
  • Guarini Colloquium: Regulating Global Digital Corporations (LW.12657)
  • 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)
  • IILJ Colloquium: Infrastructure, Rights and Regulation (LW.10520)
  • Information Privacy Law (LW.11019)
  • Innovation Policy Colloquium (LW.10930)
  • Intellectual Property Crimes Seminar (LW.12451)
  • 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)
  • Survey of Intellectual Property (LW.10977)

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 to the following faculty assistants:

Nicole Arzt, who assists Professor First, can arrange for faculty advisement with Professor First and can be reached at:
Vanderbilt Hall 336
Telephone: 212.998.6013
nicole.arzt@nyu.edu

Henrieke Dekker, who assists Professor Beebe, can arrange for faculty advisement with Professor Beebe and can be reached at: 
Vanderbilt Hall 302
Telephone: 212.998.6617
henrieke.dekker@nyu.edu