LAW 5862: Foundations of Intellectual Property Law Seminar

Course Catalog Number: 
5862
Course Credits: 
3
Course Catalog Requirements: 
Upper-Level Writing
"W" Writing
Course Priority: 
Seminar - 3rd Year Priority
Course Category: 
Standard Courses
Full Year Course: 
No
Course Type: 
Seminar

This seminar deals with the theoretical and policy foundations of patent, copyright, and trademark law. The readings consist of both contemporary and "classic" law review articles and other primary and secondary sources that explore connections between intellectual property law and a variety of possible justifications for the law and its leading cases, statutes, and treaties, including history, liberal political theory, economics and other social sciences, literary theory, and cultural theory.

The bulk of the work of the seminar consists of supervision and discussion of original research by students  (that is, research in print collections and other collections of analog sources, and digital archives of print collections) on historical intellectual property topics of their choosing, and the production and classroom presentation of a significant piece of original writing by each student.

Prerequisites: 

Course Offerings

Class Number:
28749
Term:
Spring 2014-15
Professor(s):
Class Number:
23982
Term:
Fall 2013-14
Professor(s):