Notre Dame Law School's Program on Intellectual Property & Technology Law trains scholars for successful futures in law, preparing them for the growing demands of intellectual property and the influence of technology on all aspects of legal practice and scholarship. Intellectual property is one of the fastest-growing legal specialties in the United States and throughout the world. This program prepares students to practice in a wide variety of intellectual property-related fields. Our faculty teach basic and advanced courses in the core doctrines of intellectual property — patent, copyright, trademark and unfair competition—and related fields including design, cyberlaw, and antitrust.

At Notre Dame Law School, we see the law as more than just a profession. We encourage students to view the practice of law as a service to others, to explore the moral and ethical dimensions of the law, and to discover their unique roles in furthering the cause of justice. As an eminent law school at the heart of a great Catholic university, our view of IP legal education is informed and inspired by these ethics and values. We emphasize a values-oriented approach to IP in the classroom, and our Program on Intellectual Property & Technology Law trains lawyers to make principled decisions as they encounter laws that affect innovation and creativity in their practice after law school. Through our events and programming on campus we further encourage students to think critically and creatively about IP & technology by inviting speakers to explore cutting edge issues in the field. Our Program aims to create 21st century lawyers who will be best prepared for IP law in practice today and tomorrow. 

Contact the Program on Intellectual Property & Technology Law:

Felicia Caponigri, J.D., Ph.D., Program Director

Phone: 574-631-9530

Email: fcaponig@nd.edu