GW Law Munich Intellectual Property and Information Law Summer Program

The Munich program will return in 2025.

About the Program

As a complement to its leading intellectual property program in Washington, DC, GW Law will offer a two-and-a-half-week intellectual property law program in Munich, Germany, a vibrant city less than an hour from the Alps, known as Europe's "Intellectual Property Capital." The ABA-accredited program offers four one-credit elective courses from which participating students must choose two, as well as a mandatory course that includes special lectures and site visits to local IP institutions such as the European Patent Office, and look to enrolling a diverse body of students as in years past. In past years, 12 to 20 students (including students from GW, other US ABA-approved law schools, and students from foreign law schools) participated in the program. The courses offered are also open to LLM students from the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center.

Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC)

The Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) is an academic center jointly established by four renowned partners: the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (MPI), the University of Augsburg, the Technical University of Munich and the George Washington University Law School. Together, the partners offer a one-year graduate program in Intellectual Property and Competition Law located at the MPI, a globally leading research institution situated in Munich. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive the prestigious academic degree of Master of Laws (LLM), jointly conferred by the University of Augsburg and the Technical University of Munich.