Join a Growing Field of Law

What once might have been a niche field in law is becoming an essential part of every venture, creative- or business-focused. Touching nearly every industry, intellectual property is an emerging field of law that will continue to grow. Whether you’re ready to start a career on your own or become a greater asset in your current firm, gaining a stronger experience in IP can set you apart as an attorney.

Prepare for Your Next Career Move

With more than 14,000 alumni around the globe, Cardozo trains experienced professionals in many different fields of law. Through our online LL.M. in Intellectual Property program, students will find themselves prepared to enter intellectual property careers in new industries with confidence, including film, sports, media, biotechnology, computer engineering, and e-commerce. Potential roles include:

  • IP attorney
  • Patent attorney or prosecutor
  • Patent or trademark examiner
  • IP litigator
  • IP counselor
  • IP business strategist
  • Music and entertainment attorney
  • Global IP policy counsel
  • IP and privacy managing counsel
  • IP analyst
  • IP portfolio management attorney
  • Product counsel

From Our Students

“Thanks to Cardozo's diverse course offerings, I was able to craft a curriculum in complete alignment with my professional goals. The innovative classes of the LL.M. in IP, taught by leading academics and practitioners, gave me skills that remain useful in my day-to-day practice of law.”

-Lucile Bouhanna ’20, Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs at MusiCapital

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Alumni Career Resources

For those looking to make a change in their law careers, graduates of our LL.M. in Intellectual Property program gain access to our on-campus career resources. The counselors in Cardozo’s Office of Career Services assist alumni through a number of different ways:
  • Reviewing resumes and cover letters
  • Discussing career goals
  • Tailoring job search strategies
  • Developing networking strategies
  • Strengthening interview skills
There are a number of resources available for students and alumni, whether you need help finding opportunities in a temporary role or tapping into the Cardozo network for your next big career move.
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Networking and Job Search

  • Cardozo Job Bank: The Office of Career Services supports your job search efforts by offering workshops, career events, and employer databases through our online platform, Symplicity
  • NALP Directory: National Association for Law Placement hosts this directory providing information on larger law firms, public interest organizations, and government agencies
  • OCS Angel Page: The Office of Career Services maintains this password-protected website featuring career resources, job search guides, useful examples, and more
  • LinkedIn Cardozo Alumni Database: The Cardozo LinkedIn profile provides the opportunity to connect with more than 11,000 alumni
  • INTA Job Bank: The International Trademark Association provides IP job openings from around the globe
  • AIPLA Career Center: The American Intellectual Property Law Association offers job seekers the opportunity to browse openings by industry, state, and practice area
  • Opportunities at WIPO: The World Intellectual Property Organization, a global forum for IP services, policy, and information, promotes an international IP system.
  • National and State Bar Associations: A local or national bar association can provide additional employment listings in your area and field of practice

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Admissions Dates and Deadlines

Priority Application Deadline
October 25, 2021
Spring 2022 Term
Application Deadline
January 10, 2022
Spring 2022 Term
Next Start
January 18, 2022
Spring 2022 Term
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