Monday, June 28, 2010
New York University's Certificate in Intellectual Property Law
This is an excellent certificate for people wanting to gain in-depth knowledge of Intellectual Property (IP) Law. One recent study states that more than 60% of S&P 500's value come from intellectual property. According to an IP Law adjunct professor, America's biggest export to foreign nations is IP. All these make the relevancy of this certificate even more useful. The NYU's School for Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU SCPS) offers this Professional Certificate at an affordable cost. Visit http://www.scps.nyu.edu/areas-of-study/accounting-taxation-legal/professional-certificates/intellectual-property-law.html to learn more about the courses and to register. 4 require core courses plus 2 electives make up the Certificate requirements. No prior legal training is necessary. Like with most Certificate programs, financing is not available but you should be able to use your credits for a worthy purpose here, if you are short on cash. Also, you get an NYU Student Card which makes you eligible for accessing the Career Center, use their extensive Library and get NY City wide discounts for students. The Certificate can be completed at your own pace (within 3 years though). If you are a foreign lawyer and want to get some NY City IP Law exposure, this certificate maybe right for you.