Online Master of Legal Studies in Intellectual Property Law

Innovation and creativity are essential elements that propel enterprises forward. By earning an intellectual property degree online, you’ll build an understanding of the law, legal structures and legal reasoning related to original insights and creative work. This emphasis area in Arizona State University’s Master of Legal Studies can support careers in software, the arts and more.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 10/13/2021


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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Why study intellectual property law?

Protective measures available through intellectual property law allow businesses to safeguard advancements they’ve created and retain an edge in the marketplace. Earning your intellectual property degree online can provide you with the background needed to:

  • Assess when creative advancements are vulnerable to loss.
  • Identify potential intellectual property protection options.
  • Maintain competitive advantages through various techniques, including brand building.

What does a Master of Legal Studies in intellectual property law entail?

 

The Master of Legal Studies is an interdisciplinary degree with a curriculum that explores fundamental legal principles, facilitating your growth in concepts related to the law, legal writing and more. Intellectual property law is an emphasis area in the program that supports your ability to build an understanding of copyright, patents and trademarks. The insights you’ll develop into patents, copyright, trade secrets and trademarks while earning your legal studies degree can be applied to many careers.

Key industries for patent law degree, trademark law, copyright law and trade secrets degree holders

 

After completing your intellectual property degree online, you may choose to use your education to pursue roles in a variety of industries, including entertainment, technology and more.

Some legal problems require an understanding of how to maintain a competitive advantage by using legal tools related to intellectual property. Knowing how to leverage these mechanisms can be beneficial as you pursue paths in rapidly evolving industries.

Will my intellectual property degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Intellectual property law online classes

As you complete your intellectual property degree online, you’ll build a strong foundation in core legal concepts. You’ll also learn about topics specific to intellectual property law, ranging from unfair competition to patent limitations. Specific courses in this degree program include:


Core course

U.S. Law and Legal Analysis


Elective

Copyright Law


Elective

Fundamentals of Contract Law


Elective

Intellectual Property


Elective

Patent Law


Elective

Property


Elective

Trademark and Unfair Competition


Elective

Tort Law


What can you do with an online intellectual property degree?

Earning an IP law degree can be beneficial as you apply for roles in a variety of industries that rely on using legal mechanisms to protect innovation and creativity. In particular, you can draw upon your background to pursue new roles related to product development, the film industry and more. Some potential careers include:

Advocate for the arts

Branding professional

Entertainment industry professional

Licensing professional

Movie law professional

Patent agent

Research and development manager

Software law professional

Talent agent

Dedicated instructors at one of the best intellectual property law schools around

The faculty members in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law have more than 300 combined years of experience. Hailing from across the country, they’re nationally recognized for their wealth of knowledge. The College of Law’s world-class faculty members provide comprehensive legal education in popular focus areas and address legal challenges on a global scale.

Dedicated instructors at one of the best intellectual property law schools around

The faculty members in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law have more than 300 combined years of experience. Hailing from across the country, they’re nationally recognized for their wealth of knowledge. The College of Law’s world-class faculty members provide comprehensive legal education in popular focus areas and address legal challenges on a global scale.

Intellectual property law degree admission requirements

Applicants to the Master of Legal Studies program must fulfill the requirements of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

U.S.-educated applicants can apply through our FastApp process, which streamlines the application process and may allow for an offer of conditional admission to the MLS program while the applicant continues to submit any additional requested documentation. Find more information about the FastApp process here.

FastApp process

Application requirements

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A legal education from a leading institution

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU is one of the top schools in the nation. The college provides personalized and practical legal education. Offering more than 250 unique courses, students have the opportunity to tailor their educational experiences to meet their unique interests. Our bar passage achievements and peer-reviewed U.S. News and World Report rankings highlight our dedication to preparing students for success.

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in Arizona for bar passage.

Top 25


Bar Passage & JD Advantage Jobs, according to the American Bar Association.

Top 10


Public Law Schools, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Top 25


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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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