Certificate Program


The IILP is proud to inaugurate a certificate program that recognizes outstanding IILP affiliates who, upon graduation, have completed a rigorous course of specialized study in one of several IILP-related fields. These certificates serve as testaments to hard work, dedication, and a commitment to a career in technology, privacy, internet, or privacy law. They also show prospective employers that NYLS and IILP graduates are experts in their field and ready to work on Day 1.

In 2015, we will offer certificates to eligible IILP Harlans and Associates in the following fields:

Privacy and Information Law, or the study of how networks, computer technology, cyberspace, the cloud, and other digital technologies change — or should change — the way we solve legal problems or practice law. And the study of how personal data is transferred and created, used and misused by corporations, the government, and ourselves. This certificate awards students who have completed a rigorous internet and technology law curriculum.

Intellectual Property Law, or the study of protecting intangible goods, from music, theatre, and television, to brand names and technological inventions. This certificates awards students who have focused considerable time and energy on vanguard issues in trademark, copyright, and patent law.

Entrepreneurship, or the study of how computer technology has changed the way we practice law and how technologies can be delivered to customers through new business ventures.

These are new programs and the IILP is eager to expand both the Certificate Program and our course offerings. Going forward, new courses and clinics will be added to each program of study. Check back during your law school career for updates.


In order to be eligible for a particular certificate, Harlans and Associates of IILP must satisfactorily complete the following program of courses.

To receive a Certificate, you must complete FOUR (4) of the courses listed in your chosen field in addition to an experiential capstone.

Once you have completed your course of study but no later than one month prior to Commencement, you must submit an unofficial transcript and cover letter to the IILP Associate Director.

Please note: There is no guarantee that every course listed below will be offered every year. Many courses are offered in alternating years and certain courses may not be offered in a given year for several reasons. Please plan your course of study accordingly.

Privacy, Information, and Data Law

Intellectual Property
Internet Law
Information Privacy Law
Professional Responsibility: Legal Ethics in the Digital Age
Media Law
Visual Persuasion

Experiential Capstone

Technology and Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual Property
Copyright Law
Trademarks & Unfair Competition
Patent Law
Patent Litigation
Entertainment Law
Litigating Trademark and Copyright Cases
IP Licensing and Drafting

Experiential Capstone

Legal Technology and Entrepreneurship

Intellectual Property
Internet Law
Advising Entrepreneurs
Professional Responsibility: Legal Ethics in the Digital Age
Legal Tech and Law Practice in the Digital Age
Transactional Law Clinic

Experiential Capstone