Study Abroad

Asian Legal Studies Institute
Beijing, ChinaStudents participating in this study abroad program focus on the legal principles and planning related to international transactions in the Asia-Pacific region. Hosted by Beijing Foreign Studies University, one of the most prestigious schools in China, the program is a one-of-akind immersion in China’s legal system.

University College Dublin
The DePaul University/University College DublinThe DePaul University/University College Dublin ("UCD") Cooperative Program was established in 1991. The program consists of an annual exchange of students and faculty from each law school. Each year, UCD sends seven third-year law students to DePaul College of Law for the entire academic year (August - May), and DePaul College of Law sends seven second-year law students to UCD for the spring semester. Students have the opportunity to take numerous Intellectual Property courses. Additionally, DePaul College of Law and UCD exchange faculty each year for approximately two weeks per academic year. The cooperative program received full American Bar Association approval in June 1993.

Additional Study Abroad Programs
Each year, DePaul law students participate in study abroad programs offered by American law schools other than DePaul that are approved by the American Bar Association. The best time to study abroad is after your first year if you are full-time or after your second year if you are part-time. Students in their final year are not allowed to study abroad because the delay inherent in transferring credits will postpone their graduations and disqualify them for sitting for the Bar.



CIPLIT hosted the Third International IP Scholars Roundtable and Hosier Scholar Lecture on May 1 - 2, 2014.

On May 1 and 2, 2014, twenty-two senior scholars from the United States and various other countries held a roundtable at DePaul on international intellectual property law issues.

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Professor Sarnoff named Edison Scholar.

Professor Joshua Sarnoff has been appointed a Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholar for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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15th Annual Niro Distinguished IP Lecture.

"How to Retain Patent Enforcement While Reforming It – Judges and Counsel Should Manage Infringement Suits, not Congress"

Honorable Paul R Michel(Ret.)
Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Commentator, Honorable James F Holderman
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

To view the video of this discussion, please click here.

In August 2013, four members of CIPLIT faculty participated in the 13th annual IP Scholars Conference, which originated at DePaul in 2000.

Professor Roberta Kwall opened the conference with a talk about the history of the conference and the top 10 things law faculty can do to enhance their career potential in this new reality of legal education. Professor Margit Livingston presented her paper on Copyright Infringement of Music: Determining Whether What Sounds Alike Is Alike. Professor Josh Sarnoff commented on Victoria Stodden’s paper, Software Patents as a Barrier to Scientific Transparency: An Unexpected Consequence of Bayh-Dole. Professor Fusco spoke about The Origins of Patent Examination in the Venetian Republic.

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