Contact: Elizabeth Coplan
University of Washington School of Law
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 13, 2012

Intellectual Property Law Program at UW School of Law Ranked 15th among Top Law Schools in the Country

U.S. News Media Group's 2013 Edition of Best Graduate Schools

SEATTLE - The University of Washington School of Law's intellectual property law program is now ranked as the 15th best in the U.S. according to the 2013 edition of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News Media Group (U.S. News & World Report). This is an eight spot increase from last year’s rankings. U.S. News also ranked UW Law as the 20th best law school in the U.S. and 7th best among in public law schools.

Today, intellectual property law touches everything from the development of information technology to the creation of designs in the fashion industry. UW's IP program prepares students to thrive in the ever-changing information economy. UW Law students gain knowledge of the core elements of IP as well as advanced knowledge and skills. Because the UW is located in one of the premier IP-producing regions in the world, students have access to scientists, computer programmers, aerospace engineers, medical researchers, singers and writers, who develop products that will change the world. Students learn from UW Law professors who are leading scholars in international patent law, intellectual property licensing, electronic commerce, and the commercialization of intellectual property. According to Professor Bob Gomulkiewicz, Faculty Director of the Law, Technology & Arts Group: "The U.S. News ranking recognizes UW Law's leadership in IP legal education with one of the world's most respected IP LL.M. programs and the CASRIP Summer Institute and High Tech Summit." "We are excited to be training the next generation of leaders in intellectual property law."

Highlights of the rankings will be published in the Best Graduate Schools 2013 edition book, available April 2012.