LLM in Competition, Innovation and Information Law Requirements 2020-21

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: Merger Enforcement & Litigation (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)
  • 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 Copyright (LW.11617)
  • Advanced Topics in Art Law Seminar (LW.12058)
  • Advanced Topics in Privacy Law Seminar (LW.12366)
  • Advanced Trademark and Advertising Law (LW.11692)
  • Antitrust Law (LW.11164)  or Antitrust and Regulatory Alternatives I (LW.11348)
  • Art Law (LW.10122)
  • Contracts (for LLM students) (LW.11171)
  • Entertainment Law Seminar (LW.11456)
  • Fashion Law and Business (LW.12131)
  • Free Speech (LW.10668)
  • Global Data Law (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)
  • 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 Human Rights Seminar (LW.12551)
  • Intellectual Property Crimes Seminar (LW.12451)
  • International Intellectual Property (LW.11056)
  • Labor and Employment in the Entertainment Industry Seminar (LW.11605)
  • Law and Policy of Big Data, AI and Machine Learning (LW.12662)
  • Mass Media Law (LW.12156)
  • 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)
  • The Law of the Startup Seminar (LW.12266)
  • Trade Secret Law (LW.12360

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.

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