Published: June 30, 2014

MSU law IP program ranked among top 25 in US

Contact(s): Erika Marzorati College of Law office: (517) 432-6848

Michigan State University College of Law’s Intellectual Property Program is among the top 25 in the nation, according to Law Street Media. MSU Law ranked No. 22 out of 67 IP programs in the ranking released last week.

The IP rankings by Law Street Media — a legal media startup for law students and young professionals — measure opportunities for students and the breadth of courses provided by the specialty programs. The 100-point formula takes into account specialty courses offered (25 points), graduates employed in the specialty (20 points), proximity to subject-relevant employment centers (15 points), networking and extracurricular opportunities in the discipline (15 points each) and how others rank the program (10 points).

“The rankings are rigorous and fact-based and highlight MSU Law’s strengths,” said IPIC Director Adam Candeub. “They reflect not only the hard work we do here at the college but also the vibrant Michigan IP bar that supports our efforts — and, of course, the achievements of our great students.”

MSU Law’s Intellectual Property, Information and Communications Law program provides students with a solid foundation in cutting-edge legal issues while promoting a global understanding of the fastest-growing legal specialty. In addition to IP, the innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum also focuses on the emerging areas of computational technology, informatics and communications law.