Apr 04, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Intellectual Property & Information Law, LLM


Law Center  > Intellectual Property & Information Law, LLM

Recognized as one of the Top Ten programs in the United States, the program provides an opportunity to study both traditional and emerging areas of intellectual property law (patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret) and information law (Internet, software, electronic commerce, and databases).

Students in the program have included recent law school graduates and practitioners with varying years of experience.

For further information, please see http://law.uh.edu/llm/ipil.asp.

Admission Requirements


Admission to the program requires a law degree from an ABA-approved U.S. law school. Lawyers educated in other countries must hold a law degree from a university accredited by the country’s ministry of education or be admitted to practice law before the highest court in their jurisdiction. Lawyers typically have some intellectual property or information law experience obtained after earning their first degree in law.

All applications are submitted through the Law School Admission Council, LSAC, at https://www.lsac.org/llm. A complete application consists of the following:

  • application form
  • resume/CV
  • personal statement of at least three hundred words
  • two reference letters

Applicants from a country in which English is not the official language are required to provide a TOEFL or IELTS report. The Law Center typically requires a score of 100 on the TOEFL or 7.0 on the IELTS. U.S. educated lawyers can begin the program in August and January. Lawyers who earned their law degree can only begin the program in August and the application deadline is April 15.

For further information, please view http://law.uh.edu/llm/admissions-requirements-and-application-procedures.asp.

Degree Requirements


The LL.M. degree is a 24 credit program. Students in the Intellectual Property & Information Law LL.M. program must complete, within the 24-credit program requirement, 15 credits of intellectual property or information law coursework that has been approved by their faculty advisor. There are no specific courses that are required. Students, working in concert with their advisor, select courses that meet the individual’s personal or professional goals. Students have the option of writing a thesis.

The class schedule is published each term and available at http://law.uh.edu/schedule/.

Academic Policies


Students must maintain a 2.50 grade point average every term. The program must be completed within three years of admission. Students must be registered for at least three credits every fall and spring term.