LLM in Competition, Innovation and Information Law Requirements 2019-20

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
    • Trademark and False Advertising Law (LW.11923)
  • 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: US Merger Enforcement & Litigation
  • Antitrust Law and Economics Seminar (LW.11178)
  • Colloquium on Globalization, Economic Development, and Markets (LW.12249)
  • 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)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (LW.10327)
  • Quantitative Methods Seminar (LW.10794)
  • Sports Law (LW.10585)

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 Topics in Art Law Seminar (LW.12058)
  • Advanced Trademark and Advertising Law (LW.11692)
  • Antitrust Law (LW.11164)  or Antitrust and Regulatory Alternatives I (LW.11348)
  • Art Law (LW.10122)
  • Branding and the Law LW.12580
  • Contracts (for LLM students)(LW.11171)
  • Entertainment Law Seminar (LW.11456)
  • Fashion Law and Business (LW.12131)
  • Free Speech (LW.10668)
  • Graduate Lawyering I (LW.12373 or LW.12375)
  • Guarini Colloquium: The International Law of 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)
  • Human Rights, Civil Society, and the Internet in China Seminar (LW.12493)
  • Information Privacy Law (LW.11019)
  • Innovation Policy Colloquium (LW.10930)
  • Intellectual Property and Globalization (LW.10934)
  • Intellectual Property Crimes Seminar (LW.12451)
  • International Intellectual Property (LW.11056)
  • Institute for International Law and Justice Colloquium: Infrastructure, Rights and Regulation (LW.10520)
  • Labor and Employment in the Entertainment Industry Seminar (LW.11605)
  • Patent Law and the Life Sciences (LW.11626)
  • Patent Licensing Seminar (LW.12260)
  • Patent Litigation Seminar Simulation (LW.10185)
  • Sports Law (LW.10585)
  • The Law of the Startup Seminar (LW.12266)
  • Theories of Intellectual Property Law Seminar (LW.12522)

Contact Information

Prospective students should direct their inquiries to the Office of Graduate Admissions
Admitted and current students direct their inquiries to the Office of Graduate Affairs or to Nicole Arzt who assists the Faculty Co-Directors of the CIIL program. Nicole can arrange for faculty advisement and can be reached at:
Vanderbilt Hall 336
Telephone: 212.998.6013
nicole.arzt@nyu.edu