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SCU law school intellectual property program again in top 10

Friday, Apr. 5, 2002

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- April 5, 2002 - For the fifth year in a row, U.S. News and World Report has recognized the Santa Clara University School of Law's program in intellectual property law as among the 10 best in the country.

The rankings were released today, in press releases and on the Web, and will be published next week in the magazine, and in a special annual "Best Graduate Schools" publication.

The specialty programs in intellectual property law at SCU was ranked ninth. Similar programs at two other California universities, the University of California/Berkeley and Stanford University, were also in the top 10.

"We are proud of our new LL.M. degree in intellectual property law and the new High Tech Law Institute, both begun this school year, and are quite pleased to be recognized again among the nation's best programs," said assistant dean Elizabeth Powers, who heads the SCU high tech law program. "We will continue to add to the breadth and depth of our program next year."

The SCU high tech law program offers a specialty certificate in intellectual property law, and last fall admitted its first students in the new post-law degree master's program in intellectual property law.

The law school last spring hosted a national conference on "Law and Technology: The Future of Intellectual Property." Last month the institute joined with the law school's Institute for International and Comparative Law, in presenting the annual Intellectual Property Week, which assembled world-renowned legal scholars and practitioners to discuss current intellectual property issues.


About the SCU law school

The SCU School of Law, founded in 1912, combines a tradition of excellence with a commitment to ethics, diversity, and social justice, and is fully accredited by the American Bar Association. Many of its 922 students work in criminal and civil community law clinics, and may earn certificates in intellectual property law, international law or public interest law.

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its 7,400 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the third-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.

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For more information, visit, or call Elizabeth Powers, at 408-551-1868. For information about Santa Clara University, call Barry Holtzclaw, 408-554-5126, email, or visit For details about the U.S. News rankings, see

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