Summer IP Programme in London

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A new, three-week study abroad program in London will be particularly helpful for students interested in Intellectual Property Law. The intensive three-week 2015 Summer Law Programme, from July 20, 2015 – August 7, 2015, enables students to attend the program after summer internships and before on-campus interviews.

The rigorous, intellectually rich curriculum is designed to take advantage of London’s unique location as both the historical birthplace of Anglo-American IP law and as a dynamic center of modern international IP practice.

The fully accredited programme offers five one-credit courses from which students can choose any three.

  • China Intellectual Property Law & Policy
  • Comparative Competition Law
  • Comparative Privacy and Data Protection Law
  • The Origins & Development of Copyright Law
  • Trademarks and Geographical Indications

All courses comply with the standards of the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools.

We allow auditing courses (with the permission of the particular faculty member and with the written approval of the director) and welcome practitioners seeking continuing legal education credit.

In addition to coursework, students will have the opportunity to visit many London locations important in the history and future of IP law, including:

  • Stationers’ Hall, headquarters of the The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, which held a monopoly on publishing until that power was diminished by the passing in 1710 of the Statute of Anne in 1710, the precursor to American copyright law.
  • The United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office, where students will discuss university technology transfer and research. Participants, including university technical transfer officers and smaller technology companies, will discuss key issues including how IP functions in cross-border transactions, especially between China and UK.

The student housing at PURE Hammersmith is conveniently located on Shepherds Bush Road in Hammersmith, London, just 1.5 miles from the London Law Centre.

Last summer’s participants included five students from Notre Dame Law School, three from the University of Notre Dame Australia School of Law, two from the University of Minnesota Law School, one from the University of Baltimore School of Law, one from Loyola Law School, and one from the University of Dayton School of Law. We expect enrollment in our new Intellectual Property summer program to expand to include students from Europe in addition to students from Australia, China, and other Asian countries. We will be monitoring applications and updating this information as the year progresses.


Questions?

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Intellectual Property class trip to Stationers’ Hall in the City of London

Questions regarding registration procedures and deadlines may be directed to the Notre Dame Law School Admissions Office: lawadmit@nd.edu, or 574-631-6626.

Questions regarding the operation of the Summer Programme may be addressed to:

Associate Dean Mark McKenna
3120 Eck Hall of Law
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574.631.9258
Fax: 574.631.4197
Email: markmckenna@nd.edu

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