(PRWEB) January 07, 2013
The John Marshall Law School in Chicago will offer law students at ABA-accredited schools and attorneys the opportunity to explore Chinese intellectual property (IP) law in Beijing during June 2013.
John Marshall’s Center for Intellectual Property Law will offer full-time and part-time programs that will expose students to Chinese IP law, a field that will offer new challenges as China’s economy continues to grow. The program also will focus on transnational border issues between China and the United States.
Courses will include a survey of IP law, comparative IP protection issues in China and the United States, how new technology is affected by the First Amendment, and IP management and strategy. Enrollment can be for one course, or all four courses.
Students will learn about its latest developments from leading professionals in the field. Judge Edmund Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois will be a featured presenter. Faculty will include Professors Shang-Jyh Liu, of National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan; Doris Estelle Long, director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law at John Marshall; Michael Seng, co-executive director of the Fair Housing Legal Support Center and Clinic at John Marshall; Arthur Yuan (JD ’04), director of the Chinese Intellectual Property Resource Center and the Patent Clinic at John Marshall; and Guangling Zhang (LLM ’01), of Renmin University of China Law School.
The program will use classrooms, housing and dining facilities on the campus of Peking University, once a former royal garden. Educational tours may include visits to the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), Copyright Office, and at least one major IP law firm with numerous international IP clients. Sightseeing trips may include visits to the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven.
The program will be from June 2 through 29, 2013. Students can earn from 1 to 6 credit hours in this program, and attorneys can earn CLE credits. Credit for these courses is offered to John Marshall students, and transfer credit for this ABA-approved program will be available to students from other ABA-approved law schools. A non-refundable $400 deposit must be paid by April 9, 2013, to reserve a place in the program.
For more information or CLE credit, visit the 2013 China IP Summer Program website at chineseip.jmls.edu/SummerProgram or contact Yuan at 312/427-2737, ext. 794, or at ayuan (at) jmls (dot) edu.
About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago’s legal, financial and commercial districts. U.S. News and World Report America’s Best Graduate Schools 2013 ranks the law school’s Legal Writing Program sixth in the nation. The publication also ranked the Intellectual Property Law Program 17th. John Marshall offers the nation’s only graduate program in employee benefits. Its program in Information Technology and Privacy Law remains the only graduate law program in the country that emphasizes privacy as part of its core curriculum. And, The John Marshall Law School is one of three law schools in the country offering graduate programs in real estate law.