Intellectual Property Special Distinction

Intellectual Property Special Distinction Required Courses:

Client Counseling (2hrs) 9227 or Contract Drafting and Negotiation (3hrs) 9316

Copyright Law (3hrs) 9371

Intellectual Property (2hrs) 9264

Intellectual Property Clinic (1hr) 9106 or Capstone (1hr) 9164

Intellectual Property Litigation (1hr) 9125 or Patent Litigation Capstone (1hr) 9119

Patent Law (2hrs) 9223

Patent Practice & Disputes (2hrs) 9260

Trademark Law & Unfair Competition (2hrs) 9221

Trademark Practice & Disputes (2hrs) 9262


Take at least two courses from the following:

E-Commerce Law (3hrs) 9310

Entertainment Law (2hrs) 9230

Franchising (2hrs) 9276

Information Privacy Law (2hrs) 9222


A GPA of 3.3 in all track courses * (including additional hours as required above) will be required for a student to receive the Special Distinction designation.
*If a student has taken more than the minimum number of hours of track courses and a grade in a course that is not required for receipt of the Special Distinction would result in the GPA being below the requirement, that grade need not be included in the GPA calculation.  If a grade in a track course that is required for receipt of the Special Distinction causes the GPA to be below the requirement, grades in track courses beyond the number of hours required for the Special Distinction may be included in order to raise the GPA in the track courses. 

A student who meets the above requirements for a Special Distinction shall receive that designation only if the faculty determines that the student has made meaningful contributions to the Law School program and that the student is worthy of such distinction in accordance with the traditions, expectations and mission of Baylor Law.

Contact Professor Nichols for additional information.