From its trademark clinic and externship offerings to intellectual property certificates and a center designed to facilitate the study and advancement of IP—those are some of the reasons The University of Akron School of Law’s intellectual property program received an A minus from The National Jurist’s preLaw Magazine.
The rating appeared in the spring 2018 edition of the magazine, with Akron Law receiving the same grade as Stanford, Vanderbilt and Villanova law schools.
“The ranking is very impressive, but even more notable when you consider that we received the same or a higher grade than some very heavy-hitting schools,” said Akron Law Dean Christopher J. Peters. “The ranking is based on a variety of specific and general factors that reflect the breadth of our intellectual property law curriculum.”
“One of the factors the magazine looked at is the fact that we offer an IP certificate to both J.D. students and non-J.D. students, who may be working in fields that require some additional intellectual property knowledge.
“We also offer a joint J.D./LL.M. degree in IP law to students, who can receive both degrees with 100 credit hours, just 12 more than the basic J.D. degree,” said Peters.
“One of the things that we are extremely proud of is the fact that in the last five years our students who graduated with either an IP certificate or from the joint J.D./LL.M program in IP have had 100 percent job placement.”
Find out more in Akron Legal News.