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Area of Concentration


The importance of intellectual property, telecommunications and technology is evident in San Diego where world-leading companies have made the region a hub for bio-technology and telecommunications. This area of concentration provides students with a thorough overview of intellectual property and technology regulation in telecommunications and practical applications for the knowledge they gain.

Students receive a solid foundation in the core areas of:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Administrative Law
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • and Telecommunications Law

Electives allow students to explore a broad range of issues, including:

  • Cyberspace Law
  • Business Planning
  • Entertainment Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • Negotiations
  • Sports Law
  • and more

Students are required to participate in both pro bono work and an internship supervised by the concentration's faculty advisor. Two scholarly papers and participation in a student or professional organization in a specialty area are also required.


California Western offers 28 courses that meet the requirements for this Area of Concentration. In addition, students may receive permission to take courses in person or via distance learning at William Mitchell College of Law, South Texas College of Law, or New England School of Law. All courses are taught by full-time and adjunct faculty.  

The course offerings include:

  • Administrative & Legislative Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust
  • Business Planning
  • Copyright Law
  • Cyberspace Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • First Amendment Seminar
  • Franchise Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • Licensing
  • Negotiation
  • Patent Law
  • Problem Solving Skills & Theory
  • Sports Law
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Trademark Law

More Information

Information about the IP, Telecom & Technology Regulation area of concentration.


Application form for the IP, Telecom & Technology Regulation area of concentration.


For additional information, contact Professor Andrea Johnson,