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Applications open for Advanced Copyright Practice, a new HLS Executive Education course

Faculty co-director William Fisher, together with five faculty, will teach Advanced Copyright Practice on May 7-9, 2015. The application deadline is April 15.

**Update, April 14, 2015: this course has been indefinitely postponed. See**


Advanced Copyright Practice

A Harvard Law School Executive Education Program

May 7-9, 2015

The application deadline is April 15. Apply online at:

This intensive three-day executive education course is designed for lawyers who would like to deepen their knowledge of copyright law, litigation strategy, and business strategy, while also strengthening their professional networks.

Content:  Through a combination of interactive discussions and lectures, this course will address (a) recent judicial decisions and statutory changes involving copyright law and their implications, (b) litigation strategy in copyright cases, and (c) non-litigation business strategy implicating copyright.

Faculty:  The highly experienced faculty members for this program include the following:

Dale Cendali, Head of the Copyright, Trademark, Internet and Advertising Practice Group, Kirkland & Ellis

William Fisher, WilmerHale Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Harvard Law School

Bruce Keller, Head of the IP Litigation Practice, Debevoise & Plimpton

Judge Pierre Leval, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Felix Oberholzer-Gee, Andreas Andresen Professor of Business Administration and Chair of the MBA Program, Harvard Business School

Geoffrey Stewart, Senior Partner, Jones Day; formerly Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy, US Department of Justice

Methodology:  Because participants will be challenged to study, engage, and learn – both from program faculty and from each other – this program presents a unique opportunity to develop relationships with peer practitioners from across the globe.  Our use of case studies involving very recent or ongoing controversies, combined with a highly interactive instructional methodology, ensures that the program will be relevant to the participants’ professional experiences and opportunities.

Prerequisites:  Participants must be lawyers (either in the United States or in another country) and must have a basic understanding of copyright law in the United States, as this is an advanced course.  Prospective participants who wish to ensure that their basic understanding is current and sufficient for this course may complete, prior to May 7, a self-paced program, consisting of nine recorded lectures by Professor William Fisher.  (For information concerning that program and access to the lectures, see

Program Fee (includes tuition, course materials, room, and board):  $7500.  (Any profit generated by this program will be used to pay the administrative costs of the CopyrightX online course.)

Apply online at:

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