The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law has added new specializations in patent law and cybersecurity to its Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree.
The patent law specialization prepares students to work successfully with patents or to sit for the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office's examination to become a registered patent agent. Professor Patricia Campbell, JD, director of the Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center, is in charge of the new specialization.
The cybersecurity specialization prepares students to lead their organizations in responding to natural and human-made disasters. Professor Michael Greenberger, JD, founding director of the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security, will direct both the cybersecurity and crisis management specializations.
“Patent law and cybersecurity play critical roles in industries that are driving our state’s economic growth,” says Donald B. Tobin, dean of Maryland Carey Law. “We’re delighted to provide companies and government agencies with this new professional resource for their employees.”
The MSL is a 30-credit, part-time evening program offering working professionals specialized and practical legal knowledge demanded by an increasingly complicated and regulated business and policy environment. Courses will be taught by Maryland Carey Law faculty members and experts from government agencies, the judiciary, and the practicing bar at the University of Maryland, College Park.
The two-year program will welcome its first class in the fall of 2015, and is now recruiting students. The MSL application deadline is April 15, 2015.