Certificate in Bioindustry Law and Practice
KGI and Southwestern Law School partnered in 2013 to establish an exciting Bioscience Industry Law and Practice certificate program to provide law students and Master of Bioscience (MBS) students with a unique understanding of the interplay between law and the fast-growing bioscience industry. Through this certificate program, qualified Southwestern students with an interest in intellectual property, for example, can take courses at KGI in the area of technology management, entrepreneurship, and bioscience related industry dynamics - important given the critical role of IP in these industries. Conversely, qualified KGI students interested in bioscience industry dynamics could take courses at Southwestern in intellectual property law, patent and trademark law, and regulatory law as it applies to health care and the bioscience industry. This certificate program is small and highly competitive with approximately two to four students from each school each year. The schools will select candidates for the program from among their student bodies. Southwestern students will have up to two years to complete the policy certificate program. KGI MBS students must complete the certificate program during their second year.