Georgetown launches LL.M. and Masters in law and technology

Georgetown University Law Center is already the largest LL.M. program in the nation, but this August the law school will have two additional programs to offer. 

It knows how crucial technology has become to our everyday lives. That’s why the law school will be offering a Master of Law and Technology (M.L.T.) program for non-lawyers and a new LL.M. in technology Law and Policy for lawyers.  

The M.L.T. program is the first of its kind to be offered. It will be open to professionals such as computer scientists, engineers, staff at Capitol Hill, entrepreneurs, and civil society advocates. The goal is to build a solid foundation in technology law for these non-lawyers and improve their expertise in tech-related policy issues.

“When it comes to areas like data security, privacy, surveillance, artificial intelligence, fintech, intellectual property, and emerging technologies, the demand and need for law and policy expertise are profound,” said Paul Ohm, professor of law and Georgetown Law’s associate dean for academic affairs.

The other new program, LL.M. in Technology Law and Policy, was designed to become the premier program for lawyers to master the policy dynamics of the ever-evolving tech landscape.

“Rapid advances in technology are continually raising new ethical, social and legal challenges, and our society faces a critical need for experts across fields who are prepared to address these issues,” said William M. Treanor, dean and executive vice president at Georgetown Law. “Georgetown Law’s unmatched tech law and policy resources together with our location in the heart of the nation’s capital make this the perfect place to launch these new programs.”

Full-time enrollees can complete the new M.L.T and LL.M. programs one year. Or part-time enrollees should expect to devote two or three years to the degree. 

Students in the M.L.T. program will take six credits of foundational coursework in the Communications, Culture & Technology program on Georgetown’s main campus as part of their degree. 

Classes will begin in late August 2020. Georgetown Law is currently accepting applications for Fall 2020.

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