Intellectual Property Law
The body of law now labeled intellectual property has become front-page news. Stories about copyright piracy, file-sharing, and technological protection pervade the news and entertainment media. Protests arise over proposed legislation such as the Stop Online Piracy Act. The ability to make a perfect copy without any decrease in quality has become the status quo for an entire generation.
Few places better reflect this shift in legal practice—or better prepare IP lawyers—than Columbia Law School, where IP has been an area of teaching and scholarship since long before current trends began to emerge.
"I can say with certainty that the education I received in intellectual property at Columbia Law School could not have been equaled elsewhere. Copyright and trademark law are taught by professors who do not simply report the law; they help shape it." — Kevin Burdette ’06