University of California--Berkeley is one of the premier law schools in the United States. The intellectual property (IP) program is ranked No. 1 in the nation according to the 2011 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools" published by US News & World Report. Eight of the top 10 IP schools are also listed in the top 25 overall law school rankings.

Boston University moved up seven places from 11th to 4th in the 2011 guide. As an Intellectual Property Law LL.M. student, candiates will pursue a range of IP and IP-related classes offered through the School's J.D. curriculum. The Program is suitable for domestic and foreign-trained lawyers who seek the credential of a specialized degree in one of the most dynamic fields of legal practice: intellectual property law. Applicants must hold a first degree in law, or its equivalent, from an ABA-accredited law school or a comparably recognized law school or law faculty outside the United States.

New York University made a big jump from 16th (2010) to 5th nationally (2011). The Certificate in Intellectual Property Law provides a comprehensive study, beginning with the nature and scope of intellectual property rights, and gives students tools for valuing and managing such rights.

Intellectual Property Law Specialty Rankings:
1. University of California–Berkeley
2. Stanford University
3. George Washington University
4. Boston University
5. New York University
6. Columbia University
7. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
8. University of Houston
9. Duke University
9. Franklin Pierce Law Center
Source: US News 2011

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America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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