• Overview
  • Protect and promote innovation.

    Technology innovations and cultural creativity are important drivers of economic and job growth in the United States and around the globe.

    In this program, you will prepare to protect the intellectual property rights of innovators. You will build fundamental lawyering skills, a strong understanding of the technical aspects of intellectual property law, and in-depth knowledge in the legal issues surrounding patents, copyrights, trademarks and other areas, including cyber law.

    Listed among the nation's top 35 law schools for public interest and clinical opportunities, the college offers valuable practical experiences representing real clients. Learn business law through externships, a rigorous pro bono program, and clinics, like the Small Business Legal Clinic, Low-Income Tax Clinic, and Economic Development Clinic.

    Students in this track have opportunities to spend the third year of the program at the College of Law’s center in Boise, the state capital and metropolitan center for law, government, business and urban development.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program could be a good fit if you:
    • Hold an undergraduate degree
    • Are interested in business and technology
    • Have a strong work ethic and are detail-oriented
    • Have solid skills in negotiation, project management and communication
    • Have a strong academic background
    • Can think critically and analytically about complex problems
  • Career Outcomes
  • With this degree, you could become a:
    • Lawyer (J.D.)
    • Patent attorney
    • Business leader
    • Public administrator
    • Entrepreneur