IP Program Keeps 12th Spot in Nation in 2015 US News Law School Rankings

For the second year in a row, the intellectual property law program at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago has been ranked 12th in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The 2015 Best Graduate Schools issue honors the Center for Intellectual Property Law, whose programs turn 75 this year.

“I am honored by the continued recognition by my IP colleagues of the outstanding program we offer here at John Marshall,” Center Director Professor Doris Long said. “We pride ourselves on being innovators in the field.  Our latest innovation is to create a new Center for Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Privacy Law.”

John Marshall will soon officially unveil the new Center, whose mission is to coordinate the exciting, growing synergies between intellectual property and information technology and privacy law.

“Issues surrounding intellectual property law are evolving, and this ranking proves we continue to be at the forefront of the evolution,” Long said. “From expanding online courses to hosting national conferences, we continue to innovate and adapt as the IP legal world buzzes and becomes more complex.”

The John Marshall Law School’s Intellectual Property Program has been a pioneer in IP law for more than 75 years, and offers one of the largest course selections in the United States. The faculty is constantly reevaluating and making adjustments to the curriculum to meet the needs of the current legal climate and advancements in technology.

The MS and LLM degrees in Intellectual Property Law offered both in Chicago and online, focus on a wide range of copyright, trademark, entertainment and patent issues, including business, law and technology aspects.  The LLM program is suited for the legal professional interested in retooling or in expanding existing knowledge of intellectual property laws and practices. The MS program is tailored to fit the needs of the non-legal professional interested in working with intellectual property.

With more than 50 specialized IP courses, the program draws students from around the U.S. and across the globe. It has partnered with IP lawyers in the People’s Republic of China for 20 years.

For the J.D. student who wants to specialize in IP, John Marshall offers an IP certificate program and a joint J.D./LLM program. The Patent Clinic, offered since 1994, provides hands-on training in patent application and claim drafting skills.

For additional information on John Marshall’s outstanding Intellectual Property Law curriculum visit www.jmls.edu/ip