In today’s legal landscape, the well-trained lawyer needs to understand the ways that technology and law increasingly intersect — and be comfortable with the digital tools that are shaping twenty-first century practice.
At Georgetown Law, we are integrating deep, hands-on technological instruction with a traditional technology law curriculum. Core courses provide a rigorous grounding in privacy, intellectual property, cybersecurity and antitrust law. Our advanced courses and seminars — taught by full-time faculty and adjunct faculty who are leaders in their fields — range from Advertising Law, to International Trade and Public Health, to the Law of Robots and Music Law.
The course is based on the premise that computer programming has become a vital skill for non-technical professionals generally and for future lawyers and policymakers specifically. Lawyers organize, evaluate, and manipulate large sets of text-based data. Very simple programming techniques can expedite and simplify these tasks, yet these programming techniques tend to be poorly understood in legal practice and nearly absent in legal education.