Intellectual Property

A good IP attorney must first and foremost be a good attorney. The requirements for the Program of Concentrated Study in Intellectual Property Law are designed to insure that participants have the opportunity to take full advantage of the strong foundational education in law available at the University of Nebraska College of Law. Students with a particular interest in law and technology can also take advantage of the course offerings available through the College of Law’s renowned program in Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law.

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Program Coordinator




Students who may be interested in participating in the Program of Concentrated Study in Intellectual Property Law are encouraged to meet with one of the Coordinators of the Program during the spring semester of their first year at the College of Law. The current Coordinator is Professor Robert Denicola. Students will normally declare their intention to participate in the Program prior to the start of their second year at the College of Law. Students are admitted to the Program upon submission of a Program Application Form approved by the Coordinator. Students may not join the Program after the drop/add date at the beginning of their third year at the College of Law.

Required Courses

Must complete two of the following:

  • Copyright Law
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark and Unfair Competition Law

Must complete at least three of the following:

  • Antitrust Law
  • Cyberlaw
  • Entertainment Law
  • International Intellectual Property Law & Remedies
  • Mass Comunication Law
  • Science and Law