CU Law Offers Patent-Focused Master’s

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The University of Colorado Law School continues to be a destination for technology-minded law students with the addition of a master’s of studies in law degree focused on patents.

The one-year, 28-credit program will offer an alternative route into patent law for students who already have a background in a technical field and aren’t interested in pursuing a juris doctorate.

The legal marketplace is changing, CU Law School Dean Phil Weiser said. “I wanted to think about what the different reality is from six, seven, eight years ago,” he said.

The law school currently offers two-and-a-half-year J.D. degrees and one-year master’s of law degrees in addition to the three-year J.D., but Weiser said he was interested in having a one-year proposition as well.

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