KGI and Southwestern Law School partnered in 2013 to establish an exciting Bioscience Industry Law and Practice certificate program.
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 Business and Science students with a unique understanding of the interplay between law and the fast-growing 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.
Through this program, KGI students complete courses at Southwestern Law School, such as healthcare regulations, legislation, patent law, drafting technology agreements, IP licensing, and patent preparation and prosecution. Students will need to complete a minimum of 4.5 equivalent units at KGI and 4.0 units at Southwestern to earn the Certificate in Bioscience Industry Law and Practice (KGI courses generally count for 1.5 or 3 units; Southwestern courses are generally 1, 2, or 3 units).
Course descriptions and complete details, including perquisites and number of unit,s can be found on the Southwest Law Program information page.
If interested, please contact Joel West, MBS Program Director, at Joel_West@kgi.edu.
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Only open to students currently enrolled at Southwestern Law School or in the Master of Business and Science (MBS) program at KGI. Southwestern students will be eligible to enter the certificate program after completion of their first or second year of law school. KGI students may enter the certificate program after completion of their first year of the MBS program.
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An online application form is required that contains questions about your personal and educational background. Additional requirements (below) can be submitted along with your online application or separately:
Applications will be considered in the context of the total applicant pool, as well as in relationship to our general admissions standards. We do not use arbitrary grade point or test score cutoffs.
All admissions decisions are final for the academic year in which they are rendered.