John Marshall Offers 2012 China IP Summer Program

For the fifth consecutive year, the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Chinese Intellectual Property Resource Center at the John Marshall Law School are offering students its successful  IP summer program in Beijing from June 4 through 30, 2012, in cooperation with Institute of International Intellectual Property of Peking University.

The four-week program focuses on the growing role of China in intellectual property (IP) law, of which John Marshall is now a leader in through the establishment of the Chinese IP Resource Center in 2009. The summer courses will emphasize Chinese laws and legal institutions governing IP, as well as transnational border issues between China and the United States. The registration deadline is April 9, 2012.

Chief Judge James F. Holderman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois will preside over the Sino-U.S. comparative mock trial program and will give special lectures.

As part of this program, John Marshall professors who will be teaching are Maureen B. Collins; Benjamin P. Liu, director of the Chinese IP Resource Center; Michael P. Seng; and Arthur Yuan, executive director of the Chinese IP Resource Center.  They will be joined by Professor Guangliang Zhang of Renmin University in Beijing.

Course offerings include Transborder IP Protection; Current Legal Issues: The First Amendment Confronts New Technology; International Law Seminar: Comparative IP Protection Issues in China and the U.S.; and Intellectual Property Survey.

Students interested in traveling to Beijing must have finished at least one year of law school studies by the time the summer program starts and must be in good academic standing. Credits for this ABA-approved summer program are transferrable to students from other ABA-approved law schools in accordance with the rules of their home institutions.

Tuition is $1,370 per credit hour, and students may take up to six credit hours during this trip. Fees are $1,700 inclusive of double-occupancy housing, food and instructional fee (including all tours).  Each individual student should arrange and pay for his or her own airfare. Financial aid may be available to support the tuition and living expenses associated with this program.

CLE credit is also available for this program.

Additional information on this program is available at

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