Required Courses

10 credits
Students must take each of the following four (4) required courses in order to complete the Legal Technology and Innovation Concentration.
The Twenty First Century Legal Profession 2 credits
Lawyering in an Age of Smart Machines 3 credits
Process Improvement and Legal Project Management 2 credits
Professional Responsibility Through Simulations 3 credits

Required Internship

3 credits

Internships are a vital component of the Concentration. They enable students to connect their classroom work with practical experience and training in legal technology and innovation. The experience also affords students the opportunity to reflect upon the career paths they may wish to pursue.

Concentrators must complete a minimum three (3) credit requirement. The requirement may be satisfied by:
Completion of an appropriate internship through the Internship Program; OR
Completion of a non-credit summer or semester internship that has been preapproved by the Concentration Director and/or the Administrative Director of Concentrations; OR
An approved Internship Waiver of the internship requirement for qualifying Evening Division students.

Elective Course Requirements

at least 2 courses
at least 4 credits
In addition to completing the four (4) required courses and the internship requirement, students must take at least two (2) more courses, totaling at least four (4) credits, that enhance their understanding of the changing nature of law practice. Although the courses listed below are grouped into categories for guidance, students may satisfy the two (2) course requirement by taking any two (2) of the courses listed below.

Elective Category 1 - Business of Practice and Start Ups

 
Accounting for Lawyers 3 credits
Business of Practice: Hit the Ground Running 2 credits
Business Planning: Formation and Financing of Start Up Businesses 2 credits
Business Start Ups - Entrepreneurship Course - MGES-800 - currently offered at the Sawyer Business School - Concentration students may register for Sawyer courses by using the JD Enrollment in SBS Graduate Courses form, which is found under the Academic Concentration/Specialization tab. 3 credits
Emerging Companies 3 credits
Law Practice Planning - not offered 2013 - 2014 3 credits
Private Placement and Venture Capital Practicum 2 credits
Writing the Business Plan - Entrepreneurship Course - MGES-826 - currently offered at the Sawyer Business School - Concentration students may register for Sawyer courses by using the JD Enrollment in SBS Graduate Courses form, which is found under the Academic Concentration/Specialization tab. 3 credits

Elective Category 2 - Law and Technology

Counseling Technology Leading Emerging Enterprises 2 credits
Cyberspace and Technology Law 2 credits
E-Discovery Law 2 credits
Emerging Issues in Law, Information Technology and Transnational Business 2 credits
Internet Law: A Practical Lawyering Approach 2 credits
Law of Information Privacy 2 credits

Elective Category 3 - Innovation

Global Innovation and New Product Development in Virtual Team - International Business Course - MGES 906 - currently offered at the Sawyer Business School - Concentration students may register for Sawyer courses by using the JD Enrollment in SBS Graduate Courses form, which is found under the Academic Concentration/Specialization tab. 3 credits
Legal Problems of Everyday Life: Meeting the Legal Needs of Middle Income Households 2 credits
Problem Solving 2 credits
Problem Solving for Small Businesses - Entrepreneurship Course - MGES-844 - currently offered at the Sawyer Business School - Concentration students may register for Sawyer courses by using the JD Enrollment in SBS Graduate Courses form, which is found under the Academic Concentration/Specialization tab. 3 credits

Elective Category 4 - Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic 4 credits
Intellectual Property Survey 3 credits
 

Center for Advanced Legal Studies Programming

at least 6 hours
Students are required to attend at least six (6) hours of non-credit programming offered by the Center for Advanced Legal Studies (ALS) in the area of legal technology and innovation. An ALS program qualifies if it is offered in conjunction with the Law School's Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation. ALS currently offers several qualifying programs each year. See the ALS Program Calendar for more details.