On the LLM (Intellectual Property and e-Law) you will study the close connection between the fields of intellectual property (copyright, patents and trademarks) and e-law (Internet regulation, electronic commerce and cybercrime). You will discuss novel and dynamic issues concerning social networks, music and video copyright, regulation of electronic contracts and data protection.
Applicants for the LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law) Degree also have the option of registering for a Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property and E-Law. Students take 60 credits of taught masters modules from those on offer for the LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law). The Postgraduate Diploma can be completed over 9 months full-time or 18 months part-time. Those who wish to apply for the Diploma should contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for application details.
This shorter programme may be attractive to legal professionals and others who may prefer not to make an initial commitment to a full masters programme. Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma may further progress their studies by completing a 15,000 word research dissertation and graduating with a Masters in Law (LLM).
Unique Aspects of the Course.
This specialised LLM builds upon the Facultys considerable research and teaching expertise in the fields of intellectual property and e-law. You can choose from a range of intellectual property, commercial, information law and e-law modules and further specialise by writing a thesis on any one of the modern challenges presented by the practice of intellectual property law in the electronic age. The Law Faculty has developed close ties with University of New Hampshire Law School, USA, which specialises in technology law and intellectual property law and runs an annual e-Law Summer Institute jointly with the UNH Law School.