Summer IP Programme in London


The intensive three-week Summer Law Programme enables students to attend the program after summer internships and before on-campus interviews.

The rigorous, intellectually rich curriculum was 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.

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

In addition to coursework, students had 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.

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 regarding program may be directed to the Notre Dame Law School Admissions Office:, or 574-631-6626.

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