Intellectual Property Law Specialization

Loyola's Master of Science in Legal Studies (MLS) with a specialization in Intellectual Property is designed to provide working professionals in the field with legal skills and training that will help them expand their knowledge and skill sets to be more effective in a legally complex industry.

The MLS program can be completed in one year, full-time or over the course of two years, part-time. Loyola offers evening courses as well as traditional day courses to provide greater flexibility for your schedule and lifestyle. 

The MLS Intellectual Property Specialization offers a breadth and depth of courses to meet the needs of professionals across the industry.  

Courses Include

  • Copyright
  • Antitrust
  • Trademark Law
  • Patent Law
  • Intellectual Property Survey


Industry Connections

Turning GearsLoyola's Loyola Entertainment Alumni Network (LEAN) is one of the largest alumni networks in the world specifically focused on entertainment, media and intellectual property. Externship opportunities held by Loyola students in just the past year read like a "Who's Who" of the entertainment business. They include:

  • NBCUniversal
  • Sony
  • Lionsgate
  • MTV Live Nation
  • Warner Bros. Television
  • HBO
  • 20th Century Fox
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Universal Music Group EMI
  • MGM-UA Studios
  • CBS
  • Legendary Entertainment
  • Maker Studios
  • OWN Networks
  • Activision

The Intellectual Property Law Specialization will be recognized upon the satisfactory completion of 20 units of coursework.  This includes 10-11 units of required courses and  9-10 units of electives.  Please note students participating in a specialization are still required to enroll in the two mandatory introduction courses, and enroll in a minimum of 26 units to satisfy the MLS degree requirements.