Arts and Museum Law Certificate, Law (JD)

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To earn a Certificate in Intellectual Property: Arts and Museum Law, a student must complete the 86 semester hours required for the Juris Doctor degree and satisfy all JD requirements. Within the elective course work required for the JD degree, a student must complete at least 15 credit hours from the listed courses and seminars and earn a minimum GPA of 3.20 in the Certificate courses. If a student takes more than one of the non-core elective courses listed below, the student can select which course will count towards the certificate, and the grade in that course will be subject to the minimum 3.20 GPA requirement. Students may apply for only one Certificate.

Previously taught courses, courses offered in other DePaul Colleges, and new courses and seminars that may be added to the curriculum may qualify for the Certificate with approval. In addition, with approval, students may substitute a different writing seminar or a three-credit independent study for the required writing assignment. 

Academic credits received from law school journals, including the Journal of Art, Technology and Intellectual Property Law, do not count toward the credits required for the Certificate.

For more information, contact Faculty Certificate Director for Art and Museum Law, Patty Gerstenblith.

Course Requirements

Required Courses

Course Title Semester Hours
LAW 344COPYRIGHT LAW3
LAW 535ART AND THE LAW3
LAW 250SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR (Cultural Heritage)3

Core Elective Courses

Course Title Semester Hours
Select at least one of the following:
SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR (Advanced Copyright; Trademark and Unfair Competition; or other approved topic)
TRADEMARK & UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW
MUSIC LAW
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR CORPORATE TRANSACTIONAL LAWYERS
INTERNET LAW
ENTERTAINMENT LAW
LEGAL DRAFTING (Trademark & Copyright; Art Market Transactions)
EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM (Approved by Professor Gerstenblith)
FIELD CLINIC SEMINAR (Technology and Intellectual Property)
FIELD CLINIC PRACTICE (Technology and Intellectual Property)

Non-Core Elective Courses and Seminars

Course Title Semester Hours
EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION
TRADE SECRET LAW
UNITED STATES FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW
MUSIC TRANSACTIONS: REPRESENTING TALENT
CUSTOMS LAW
INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW
CONFLICT OF LAWS
LABOR LAW
INTERNATIONAL LAW
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
FIRST AMENDMENT: FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND RELIGION
INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS I
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
U.S. CUSTOMS LAW AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE
MISSION-BASED LAWYERING: LEGAL PRACTICE IN THE NON-PROFIT SECTOR
DATA PRIVACY LAW: US & EU