Our curriculum covers every aspect of the subject, from the roots of intellectual property law to the regulation of media. Course offerings blend traditional copyright, patent, and trademark law with a thorough understanding of information science, Internet privacy, and telecommunications law.
Foundation courses in The First Amendment, Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law, and Information Law are enhanced with advanced courses in areas such as Antitrust Law, Privacy and the Workplace, and International Intellectual Property.
Seminar courses include topics in Art Law, Newsgathering and the Law, Entertainment Law, and Media Law and Policy. The Intellectual Property Seminar provides a forum for the discussion of IP patents, trademark and copyright in relation to the delivery of digital information. And the Intellectual Property Colloquium brings in law professors and practicing attorneys to present their work for comments and questions from students.
Our Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy (BLIP) Clinic is set up as a miniature law firm, to help small businesses with brilliant plans to convert them into sustainable ventures. Students may work with legislators, regulators, and other policymakers in a range of areas, including corporations, telecommunications, Internet, antitrust, and administrative law. Similarly, the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Clinic and Seminar provides pro bono legal services to low-income artists and non-profit art organizations throughout New York.
The Certificate Program offers students a competitive edge with courses in all three streams relating to the subject: intellectual property, media and entertainment law, and information law.
A Learning Laboratory
Our extraordinary location, at the epicenter of new technology, affords students a wide array of externships, enabling them to acquire the specific skills and build the kind of resume that employers are seeking. Brooklyn itself has become an incubator for exciting new companies – non-profits and tech start-ups – so that students are exposed to new legal issues as they arise, through interaction with these pioneering businesses. Many companies have recently migrated from Manhattan to Brooklyn neighborhoods close to the Law School, such as Fort Greene and DUMBO.
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