Graduate Program in Legal Innovation and Technology

The Graduate Program in Legal Innovation and Technology, which leads to an LL.M. in Legal Innovation and Technology, provides a one-year, full-time course of study (24 total credit hours) with an emphasis on how emerging technologies, big data, and innovation in the legal industry enhance the practice of law and the delivery of legal services.

Market forces have led clients and consumers to seek services that are better, faster, and cheaper than traditional models. The principles from courses in the program can be applied broadly across the legal industry, from large law firms to corporate legal departments to legal aid organizations.

Courses in the LL.M. program offer both U.S. and international law graduates an opportunity to explore topics such as legal analytics, machine learning, project management, technology-aided access to justice, legal ethics, and blockchain and cryptocurrency. Students will also have the opportunity to learn firsthand from professionals who are currently leveraging technology and more efficient business processes.

Required Courses

  • Introduction to the American Legal System (required for non-JD holders and offered as a pre-fall-semester, short intensive course) (2 credits)
  • Legal Analytics I (2 credits)
  • Legal Analytics II (2 credits)
  • Legal Project Management + Process Improvement (Lean / Six Sigma) (2 credits)
  • Justice + Technology Practicum I (2 credits)
  • Lawyers as Social Innovators (2 credits) or E-Discovery (2 credits) or Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Law (2 credits)

Admission to the Program

This is a new degree program that will admit its first students for the fall 2018 semester. Detailed admissions information and application materials will be available in May 2018 for students who plan to begin their studies in August. Please fill out our request for admissions information form to be notified when the application is available.

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