Why IP LL.M./​MLS at Texas A&M Law

TAMU IP Program top 6 in nationTexas A&M University School of Law’s uniquely designed IP program will prepare you to navigate and succeed in the rapidly changing information-based global IP environment.

Internationally Renowned IP Faculty

Texas A&M Law has seven IP faculty members, including leading scholars in all major areas of IP law (copyright, patent, trademark and international IP law). We also boast one of the lowest student-faculty ratios in the IP field in law schools across the country. Not only will they share their expertise with you in the classroom, but they will also be partners in your success and you will become part of their global professional IP network.

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Innovative IP Curriculum & Clinics

Our comprehensive and innovative IP curriculum is specially designed by our experienced ​faculty which is widely recognized for teaching excellence and proven leadership in IP education. We offer over 20 basic IP courses and advanced seminars as well as three IP law clinics – a rarity among U.S. IP law programs.

Nationally Ranked Program ​with Global ​Scope

TAMU Center for Law & Intellectual PropertyAs a leading international hub for IP education and research, Texas A&M University School of Law and its Center for Law and Intellectual Property (CLIP) offer superb education in IP and technology law and policy. In the past four years, peer surveys conducted by U.S. News and World Report have ranked Texas A&M consistently among the top 10 intellectual property law programs in the United States. As a Tier 1 research institution and the fourth largest university in the United States, Texas A&M University is widely recognized both within and outside the United States, making our degrees highly marketable.

Degree Options

We offer two graduate IP degrees:

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property (on-campus, Fort Worth)
The IP LL.M. degree is designed for students who already hold a J.D. degree or a first law degree from a non-U.S. law school. Th​is degree targets practicing attorneys, U.S. law school graduates and international law students​.

Master of Legal Studies (M​LS) in Intellectual Property (online or hybrid)
The IP ​MLS degree -- the first of its kind in Texas -- targets those who do not plan to practice IP law, but whose careers can benefit from IP education. Potential M​LS candidates include patent and trademark agents, technology managers, artists, writers, musicians, inventors, scientists, engineers, software developers, marketing specialists, government officials, business executives, public policy experts, journalists, and academics and graduate students in non-law disciplines.