Prepared for practice in the criminal justice system

Brooklyn Law School offers a certificate for students interested in practicing in areas involving intellectual property, the media, and/or information law. To earn the certificate, students must satisfactorily complete at least seven total courses as follows:

  1. At least one Foundation course from: Copyright Law, Patent Law, or Trademarks and Unfair Competition
  2. At least one other Foundation course
  3. At least three additional courses selected from Foundation or Advanced courses
  4. At least two Skills & Practice-Based courses

Foundation Courses

Copyright Law (IPL–200)
First Amendment Law (CLT–200)
Internet Law (IPL–220)
Patent Law (IPL–210)
Trademarks and Unfair Competition (IPL–215)

Advanced Courses*

Advanced Legal Research: Intellectual Property (LWR-200)
Art Law Seminar: Advanced Problems (IPL–475)
Cybersecurity Law, Policy and Practice (RLP-291)
Entertainment Law (IPL–300)
Fashion Law: a Practice-Oriented Seminar (IPL–321)
First Amendment Seminar (CLT–405)
Human Rights & IP Seminar (IPL–270)
Privacy Law in a Digital World (IPL–230)
International IP (IBL–370)
Media Law and Policy Seminar (IPL–425)
Patent Prosecution (IPL–310)
Privacy and the Workplace (LEL–220)
Sports Law (BOL–280)
Telecommunications Law (RLP–290)
Trade Secrets Workshop (IPL–445)

*This list includes currently offered courses. From time to time, different courses focusing on topics relating to IP, media law, or information law may be offered to satisfy the requirement.

Skills & Practice-Based Courses

Externships
Civil Practice Externship (in pertinent placement)*

Clinics
BLIP (Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy) Clinic and Advanced BLIP Clinic (CLN– 214, CLN–216)**

Simulation Courses
Entertainment Industry Legal Practice (IPL-302)
Entertainment Law Workshop (IPL–301)
Litigating an Intellectual Property Case (IPL–260)
Litigating a Patent Case (IPL–261)

*Many government agencies, trade associations, standard-setting bodies, and other groups will provide relevant externship experiences. For example, students have worked for the Computer and Communications Industry Association; the New York Attorney General’s Office, Internet Division; and the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications; the Dramatists’ Guild; many entertainment industry companies (e.g., SONY, MTV). Other relevant externships in business organizations, media outlets, watchdog groups, government offices, nonprofit organizations, and other settings may satisfy this requirement.

**Two-semester clinics count as two skills courses.