Intellectual Property and Technology Law

Why Intellectual Property and Technology Law?

The University of San Diego School of Law's strong and growing intellectual property (IP) and technology law program provides students with the academic foundation and hands-on training that allow them to hit the ground running in today's lightning-fast, innovation-driven environment.

USD School of Law has built a strong, core academic program of full-time faculty members with national and international reputations, along with many adjunct professors who bring many years of experience teaching and practicing IP law at the highest level.

JD with Intellectual Property and Technology Law Concentration

  • Total required credits: 18
    • To attain this concentration, students must successfully complete all core courses and a sufficient number of credits from the approved electives to reach a minimum of 18 credits.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA): 2.2
    • The minimum cumulative GPA required to obtain the concentration will be based on an average of grades received in courses eligible for concentration credit.
  • Recognition: Certificate and transcript notation
  • Application Process: JD concentration applications must be submitted no later than the applicable deadline stated below. Concentration applications are evaluated after all grades for the graduation term are finalized and JD degrees are officially conferred. Applicants will be notified of the status of their concentration application via email once evaluations are complete.

    application deadlines

    Graduation Month

    Concentration Application Deadline


    April 1 of graduation year


    July 1 of graduation year


    November 1 of graduation year

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