LL.M. with a Concentration in Intellectual Property Law

LL.M. with a Concentration in Intellectual Property Law

LLM-deadlineThe information age demands qualified and skilled intellectual property lawyers, given the rise in prominence of information and knowledge. The increasing importance of IP is evident in the number of intellectual property cases taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court and the number of IP laws passed by Congress.

LL.M. with a Concentration in IP Law

The LL.M. with a concentration in IP Law fosters the knowledge and skills that the contemporary intellectual property lawyer needs in the rapidly changing IP practice.

Learn how to apply foundational legal concepts in diverse intellectual property settings, including litigation, transactional work and prosecution. Our core intellectual property courses, electives and various programmatic opportunities enrich our students’ understanding of the many facets of the intellectual property field.


  • Copyright Law, 3 credit hours*
  • Patent Law, 3 credit hours*
  • Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law, 3 credit hours*
  • Three IP electives, 9 credit hours
  • General law electives, 8 credit hours
  • Substantial writing project on an intellectual property law topic meeting the College of Law’s established writing requirement, of publishable quality, as part of one of the above electives or as independent research supervised by an IP faculty member

* If not satisfied through J.D. program

How to Apply

LL.M. applicants must submit an application through LSAC, llm.lsac.org/LOGIN/Access.aspx.

The following documents are required for the LL.M.:

  • Application;
  • Curriculum vitae or resume;
  • Personal statement;
  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • Transcript from the J.D. institution;
  • Transcripts from other institutions where the applicant has completed any other graduate level coursework, if applicable
  • A professional or academic writing sample

It is strongly recommended that applicants have three years of post J.D. experience prior to applying to the LL.M. with a concentration in intellectual property law.

Why Atlanta?

Situated in the heart of downtown, Georgia State University is ideally located for those interested in IP law. It’s within walking distance to the Capitol, federal and state courts, major law firms and corporate offices, as well as other local, state and federal agencies.


Contact Yaniv Heled, associate professor of law and co-director of the Center for Intellectual Property, at yheled@gsu.edu.