LLM in IP & IT Law at University of Göttingen (2018/2019)


I’ve completed LLM in IP & IT Law at University of Göttingen (in 2019) and this is my first-hand review of the program.





The program itself combined both IP and IT laws, focusing on EU and international aspects. Among available courses I would like to highlight Comparative IP Law in the first semester, which covered with great detail U.S. copyright, trademark and patent laws, and an extensive Advanced IP Law, focusing on EU regulations and court cases, in the second semester. Though these courses (and exams) were probably most challenging, but very solid level of knowledge I was able to obtain during my studies helped me later do well in an interview at a Munich-based law firm, where I eventually got my first job in Germany (in the area of open source software licensing).





It‘s true that finding internship or job in Germany, especially for non-EU citizens or without German formal qualifications, is not easy, but it proved doable for me and many other graduates, and the program coordinators were very supportive in this. My tip for new students will be just not stop asking around, first of all, your lecturers, most of whom come from big companies and reputable consulting and law firms. For example, we had as lecturers an expert from the European Patent Office in Munich, former head of IT law unit at Airbus, and senior IP lawyers from big German and global corporations.





Judging by career advances of many from my class, who found good jobs in Germany or elsewhere in Europe, after the program completion, this LLM program is really worth of time, money and efforts.





I’ve completed the program with high scores, my Master 's work evaluation came in around 3 months (which seems typical for Germany :-)), so I can only recommend this LLM program to those interested in EU and international IP and IT, including EU data protection regulation, and seeking to boost their career.

[Edited by taraspryhoda on Jun 23, 2020]

I’ve completed LLM in IP &amp; IT Law at University of Göttingen (in 2019) and this is my first-hand review of the program. <br><br>
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The program itself combined both IP and IT laws, focusing on EU and international aspects. Among available courses I would like to highlight Comparative IP Law in the first semester, which covered with great detail U.S. copyright, trademark and patent laws, and an extensive Advanced IP Law, focusing on EU regulations and court cases, in the second semester. Though these courses (and exams) were probably most challenging, but very solid level of knowledge I was able to obtain during my studies helped me later do well in an interview at a Munich-based law firm, where I eventually got my first job in Germany (in the area of open source software licensing).<br><br>
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It‘s true that finding internship or job in Germany, especially for non-EU citizens or without German formal qualifications, is not easy, but it proved doable for me and many other graduates, and the program coordinators were very supportive in this. My tip for new students will be just not stop asking around, first of all, your lecturers, most of whom come from big companies and reputable consulting and law firms. For example, we had as lecturers an expert from the European Patent Office in Munich, former head of IT law unit at Airbus, and senior IP lawyers from big German and global&nbsp;corporations.<br><br>
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Judging by career advances of many from my class, who found good jobs in Germany or elsewhere in Europe, after the program completion, this LLM program is really worth of time, money and efforts.<br><br>
<br><br>
I’ve completed the program with high scores, my Master 's work evaluation came in around 3 months (which seems typical for Germany :-)), so I can only recommend this LLM program to those interested in EU and international IP and IT, including EU data protection regulation, and seeking to boost their career.
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taraspryhoda, thanks for the review. i've just recently accepted their offer! looking forward to joining Goettingen's LIPIT program. 

<span style="font-size: 11.9px;">taraspryhoda, thanks for the review. i've just recently accepted their offer! looking forward to joining Goettingen's LIPIT program.&nbsp;</span>
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