LL.M. Program in Legal Innovation + Technology

The LL.M. Program in Legal Innovation + Technology, which leads to an Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Legal Innovation and Technology, provides a one-year, full-time course of study (24 minimum total credit hours) with an emphasis on how emerging technologies, big data, and innovation in the legal industry enhance and impact the practice of law and the delivery of legal services. The program may also be taken on a part-time basis for U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

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. The topics and concepts covered in the program are further aimed at developing knowledge and skills in emerging tech that are fast becoming essential for lawyers to understand clients’ businesses and needs. 

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 have the opportunity to learn firsthand from the nation’s leading academic experts in this area and leading 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 LL.M. degree program that will admit its first students for the fall 2019 semester with classes beginning in August. Review the admissions information and application procedure for additional information. All applicants are automatically considered for attractive partial tuition scholarships!

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