Law school offers discount for online program

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is offering a limited time 25 percent off discount on tuition for new students enrolling in its online Certificate in Law - Intellectual Property program for the May 28 term start.

New students can apply the discount to individual courses during the summer term or to a commitment to the entire four-course program (which can be completed in less than one year).

The part-time, 100 percent online program was developed specifically to address the increasing demand on individuals and organizations to safeguard their intellectual property (IP) assets, such as inventions, marks, technological innovations, and artistic works.

Detroit Mercy Law’s expert faculty provides critical training for a range of professionals, including inventors, scientists, developers, engineers, designers, artists, writers, investors and entrepreneurs, as well as those who manage intellectual property or cybersecurity, or work in the legal field.

Program faculty member Wissam Aoun said he has witnessed a growing desire of professionals to learn about this important area of the law without having to attend law school and obtain a J.D. degree.

He said the program was created and designed “in response to the growth in the intellectual property field in the past 15 years.

“The Certificate in Law teaches participants about intellectual property and cybersecurity laws, the legal protection of ideas and works, and monitoring and managing their intellectual property after legal protection has been obtained,” he said.

The summer seven-week term starting May 28 will offer three available courses: Introduction to Intellectual Property, Trademark and Marketing Law, and Cyberspace and Cybersecurity Law.
All courses are taught by  Detroit Mercy Law faculty and cover established and emerging patent, trademark, copyright, and cybersecurity laws essential to today’s job markets.

“The Certificate in Law continues the school’s tradition of preparing students for real-world situations by learning the law through innovative types of study,” says Phyllis Crocker, law school dean.

Additional details on the program and discount are available at or by contacting