Course Offerings

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 Information Privacy, to International Trade and Public Health, to the Law of Robots and Music Law.

Last Updated January 2024. Course names that include “(WR)” satisfy the Georgetown University Law Center Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement and the Tech Law Scholars writing requirement. Linked courses are currently scheduled for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The Technology Law and Policy LLM curriculum is available here and the Masters in Law and Technology (MLT) curriculum is available here.

2023-2024 JD TECHNOLOGY LAW & POLICY CURRICULUM

Core Courses

Artificial Intelligence and the Law (LAWJ 1856, 3 cr.)
Communications Law and Policy (LAWJ 073, 3 cr.)
Computer Crime Law (LAWJ 080, 3 cr.)
Copyright Law LAWJ (110, 3 cr.)
Information Privacy Law (LAWJ 342, 3 cr.)
Internet Law (LAWJ 1626, 3 cr.)
Patent Law (LAWJ 332, 3 cr.)
Trademark and Unfair Competition Law (LAWJ 433, 3 cr.)

Advanced Courses and Seminars

Advanced Antitrust Seminar: Antitrust and Intellectual Property (LAWJ 1528, 2 cr.)
Advanced Antitrust Seminar: Antitrust and Intellectual Property (WR) (LAWJ 1528, 3 cr.)
Antitrust Seminar: From the Chicago School to the New Progressives: Regulating Technology Platforms, Durable Monopolies, and Mega-firms (LAWJ 1796, 2 cr.)
Antitrust Seminar: From the Chicago School to the New Progressives: Regulating Technology Platforms, Durable Monopolies, and Mega-firms (WR) (LAWJ 1796, 3 cr.)
Advanced Foreign Intelligence Law (LAWJ 1745, 3 cr.)
Advanced Patent Law Seminar (WR) (LAWJ 040, 3 cr.)
AI and the Law Seminar: Principles and Problems (LAWJ 1852, 2 cr.)
AI and the Law Seminar: Principles and Problems (WR) (LAWJ 1852, 3 cr.)
Antitrust Economics and the Law (LAWJ 038, 4 cr.)
Antitrust Law (LAWJ 038, 3 cr.)
Antitrust Law: A Survey from the Sherman Act of 1890 to Today’s Progressive Movement (LAWJ 038 v03, 3 cr.)
Artificial Intelligence and National Security: Law, Ethics, and Technology (LAWJ 1740, 2 cr.)
Art Law Seminar: Images, Objects, and Culture (LAWJ 1329, 2 cr.)
Art Law Seminar: Images, Objects, and Culture (WR) (LAWJ 1329, 3 cr.)
Assisted Reproductive Technologies and the Law (LAWJ 2028, 2 cr.)
Assisted Reproductive Technologies and the Law (WR) (LAWJ 2028, 3 cr.)
Aviation Law (LAWJ 050, 2 cr.)
Biotechnology and the Law (LAWJ 1789, 3 cr.)
Brand Protection Strategy in a “Privacy First” Era: Mitigating IP Risks Simulation (LAWJ 611 v22, 1 cr.)
Commercial Space Law (LAWJ 3078, 2 cr.)
Communication Design & Law: Re-Designing Legal Information (week one) (LAWJ 611, 1 cr.)
Communications Law: Law and Policy in the Internet Age (LAWJ 200, 2 cr.)
Communications Law: Law and Policy in the Internet Age (WR) (LAWJ 200, 3 cr.)
Constitutional Law: Federal Courts Tackle the Digital World (week one) (LAWJ 1881, 1 cr.)
Contract Law Seminar: Franchising (LAWJ 458, 2 cr.)
Corporate National Security Law (LAWJ 2070, 2 cr.)
Cultural Appropriation Seminar: Innovation or Theft? (LAWJ 1645, 2 cr.)
Cultural Appropriation Seminar: Innovation or Theft? (WR) (LAWJ 1645, 3 cr.)
Cyber and National Security: Current Issues Seminar (LAWJ 1127, 2 cr.)
Cybersecurity Law (LAWJ 2052, 2 cr.)
Cybersecurity Law & Policy (LAWJ 3066, 2 cr.)
Cybersecurity Risks, Rules, Responsibilities and Recovery (LAWJ 1825, 2 cr.)
Cyber Threat Landscape: Legal Considerations at the Crossroads of the Public and Private Sectors (LAWJ 3171, 2 cr.)
Decarbonizing the Energy Sphere: A Federal Regulatory Approach (LAWJ 1551, 2 cr,)
Decentralization, Finance, and the Law (LAWJ 1815, 2 cr.)
Decentralization, Finance, and the Law (WR) (LAWJ 1815, 3 cr.)
Digital Assets and the Law Seminar (LAWJ 1615, 2 cr.)
Digital Assets and the Law Seminar (WR) (LAWJ 1615, 3 cr.)
Entertainment Law (LAWJ 137, 3 cr.)
Entrepreneurship and the Law: Evaluating Client Business Plans and Growth Strategies (LAWJ 656, 2 cr.)
Entrepreneurship: The Lifecycle of a Business (LAWJ 1617, 2 cr.)
Financial Market Reform and Innovation (LAWJ 2044, 2 cr.)
Financial Services: Regulation in the Age of Disruption (LAWJ 193, 2 cr.)
Fintech and Financial Democratization Seminar (LAWJ 1744, 2 cr.)
Fintech and Financial Democratization Seminar (WR) (LAWJ 1744, 3 cr.)
Fintech Law and Policy (LAWJ 1442, 2 cr.)
First Amendment Law in a Digital Age (LAWJ 1660, 2 cr.)
Free Press (LAWJ 196, 2 cr.)
The Essentials of Fintech Law (LAWJ 3062, 2 cr.)
Front Lines and Foreign Risk: National Security Through the Lens of CFIUS and Team Telecom (LAWJ 3152, 2 cr.)
Generative AI and the Future of Free Speech & Copyright Law (week one) (LAWJ 1882, 1 cr.)
Global Revolutions, Civic Activism, and Civil Society (LAW 068, 1 cr.)
Global Tech Law: Comparative Perspectives on Regulating New Technologies (LAWJ 1646, 2 cr.)
Global Tech Law: Comparative Perspectives on Regulating New Technologies (WR) (LAWJ 1646, 3 cr.)
Health Care Privacy and Security (week one) (LAWJ 3165, 1 cr.)
Health Information Technology & the Law (LAWJ 2037, 2 cr.)
Hot Topics in Antitrust (LAWJ 1403, 2 cr.)
Information Operations in the Cyber Age: Law and Policy (LAWJ 3118, 2 cr.)
Innovation, Technology, and International Financial Regulation (LAWJ 197, 3 cr.)
Intellectual Property and Medicines (LAWJ 233, 2 cr.)
Intellectual Property and Medicines (WR) (LAWJ 233, 3 cr.)
Intellectual Property in World Trade (LAWJ 226, 3 cr.)
International and U.S. Customs Law (LAWJ 780, 2 cr.)
International Protection of Intellectual Property Through the WTO (LAWJ 820, 2 cr.)
International Trade, Intellectual Property Rights, & Public Health (LAWJ 708, 2 cr.)
Introduction to Foreign Intelligence Law (LAWJ 1832, 2 cr.)
Investigating Transnational Criminal Organizations & Cyber Threats to National Security (LAWJ 3130, 2 cr.)
Law and Business of Television (LAWJ 1400, 2 cr.)
The Law of Public Utilities: Bringing Competition to Historically Monopolistic Industries (LAWJ 1019, 2 cr.)
The Law of Public Utilities: Bringing Competition to Historically Monopolistic Industries (WR) (LAWJ 1019, 3 cr.)
Law and Regulation of Drugs, Biologics and Devices (LAWJ 199, 3 cr.)
Law and Regulation of Global Health Technologies (LAWJ 2010, 2 cr.)
Law of Cyberspace (LAWJ 267, 3 cr.)
Law of Robots (LAWJ 1289, 2 cr.)
Legal and Policy Aspects of Countering Terrorism Recruiting & Online Propaganda in the Digital Age Seminar (LAWJ 1616, 2 cr.)
Music Law Seminar: Changing Landscapes in the Music Industry and the Law that Governs It (LAWJ 372, 2 cr.)
Music Law Seminar: Changing Landscapes in the Music Industry and the Law that Governs It (LAWJ 372, 3 cr.)
National Security Cyber Law & Policy: Encouraging Responsible State Conduct in Cyberspace (LAWJ 3156, 2 cr.)
Patent Appeals at the Federal Circuit (WR) (LAWJ 1429, 3 cr.)
Policing in the 21st Century: Law Enforcement, Technology and Surveillance (LAWJ 1360, 2 cr.)
Race to Risk Assessment (LAWJ 1520, 2 cr.)
Race to Risk Assessment (WR) (LAWJ 1520, 3 cr.)
Securities Law and the Internet (LAWJ 940, 2 cr.)
Social Media Law (LAWJ 1746, 2 cr.)
Social Media Law Seminar (LAWJ 1746, 2 cr.)
Social Media Law Seminar (WR) (LAWJ 1746, 2 cr.)
Space Law Seminar (LAWJ 406, 3 cr.)
Sports Law (LAWJ 417, 3 cr.)
State Cyber Operations and Responses (LAWJ 4001, 2 cr.)
Strategic Intelligence and Public Policy Seminar (WR) (LAWJ 415, 3 cr.)
Strategic Responses to Data Breach: “We’ve Been Hacked!” (LAWJ 1630, 2 cr.)
Taxation of Intellectual Property (LAWJ 976, 2 cr.)
Technology and Election Integrity Seminar (LAWJ 1656, 2 cr.)
Technology and Election Integrity Seminar (WR) (LAWJ 1656, 3 cr.)
Technology and the Free Press Seminar (LAWJ 1605, 3 cr.)
Technology Law and Policy Colloquium: Content and Platforms (LAWJ 1862, 2 cr.)
Technology Platform Governance in Global Perspective Seminar (LAWJ 1824, 2 cr.)
Technology Platform Governance in Global Perspective Seminar (WR) (LAWJ 1824, 3 cr.)
The Color of Surveillance Seminar: Law and History (LAWJ 1707, 2 cr.)
The Color of Surveillance Seminar: Law and History (WR) (LAWJ 1707, 3 cr.)
The Law and Ethics of Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics (LAWJ 3065, 2 cr.)
The Law of Autonomous Vehicles (LAWJ 1526, 2 cr.)
The Law of Open Source Software (LAWJ 1875, 2 cr.)
The GDPR: Background, Development and Consequences (LAWJ 1517, 1 cr.)
U.S. Export Controls and Economic Sanctions (LAWJ 962, 2 cr.)
Video Games in the 21st Century: Creativity and Innovation in Action (LAWJ 1477, 2 cr.)

Clinics and Practicums

Civ Tech: Digital Tools and Access to Justice (Project-Based Practicum) (LAWJ 1040, 4 cr.)
Criminal Justice Technology, Policy, and Law (Project-Based Practicum) (LAWJ 1485, 4 cr.)
Federal Legislation Clinic (LAWJ 530, 10 cr.)
Institute for Public Representation: Communications and Technology Law Clinic (IPR) (LAWJ 528, 12 cr.)
Intellectual Property and Information Policy Clinic (LAWJ 1670, 10 cr.)
Law and Solidarity Economy (Fieldwork Practicum) (LAWJ 1087, 5 cr.)
Privacy Legislation: Law and Technology (Project-Based Practicum) (LAWJ 1315, 5 cr.)
Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Law Clinic (LAWJ 1173, 10 cr.)
Surveillance and Civil Rights (Fieldwork Practicum) (LAWJ 1706, 6 cr.)
Technology (Un)leashed: the Future of National Security Law (LAWJ 1659, 3 cr.)

Skills Courses

Advanced Legal Writing with Generative AI (LAWJ 1895, 1 cr.)
Advanced Legal Writing: Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions (LAWJ 1623, 3 cr.)
Big Data, Face Recognition and the Limits of the Legislature: A Bill Negotiation Simulation (LAWJ 611 v17, 1 cr.)
Computer Programming for Lawyers: An Introduction (LAWJ 1384, 3 cr.)
Computer Programming for Lawyer: Intermediate (LAWJ 1499, 3 cr.)
Cyber Threats, Information Security and Technology in the Practice of Law (LAWJ 1545, 2 cr.)
Cybersecurity Incident Response: Legal Leadership During Cyber Crisis (LAWJ 611 v24, 1 cr.)
Empirical Analysis for Lawyers and Policymakers Seminar (LAWJ 1337, 2 cr.)
Entertainment Disputes (LAWJ 1737, 2 cr.)
European Patent Law & Practice (LAWJ 1665, 1 cr.)
Information Technology and Modern Litigation (LAWJ 1294, 2 cr.)
Information Technology Transactions: Strategy, Negotiations and Drafting (LAWJ 295, 3 cr.)
Intellectual Property Appellate Advocacy (LAWJ 1295, 2 cr.)
Intellectual Property and Startup Law (LAWJ 1471, 1 cr.)
Intellectual Property Litigation: Pretrial Skills (LAWJ 293, 2 cr.)
Internet Defamation Simulation: Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Transnational Dispute (LAWJ 611 v11, 1 cr.)
Introduction to Sports Television: Drafting & Negotiating Talent Agreements (LAWJ 1878, 1 cr.)
Legal Innovation—Designing Human-Centered Solutions to Challenges in Law (LAWJ 611 v13, 1 cr.)
Legal Skills in an AI-Powered World (LAWJ 611 v23, 1 cr.)
National Security and Emerging Technologies (LAWJ 1896, 2 cr.)
Patent Licensing (LAWJ 333, 2 cr.)
Patent Prosecution Practice and Strategy (LAWJ 387, 2 cr.)
Patent Trial Practice (LAWJ 334, 3 cr.)
Professional Responsibility: The American Legal Profession in the 21st Century: Technology, Markets, and Democracy (LAWJ 361 v10, 3 cr.)
Regulating Online Speech in the Age of Social Media (LAWJ 611, 1 cr.)
Social Enterprise, Impact Investing and the Law (LAWJ 1314, 2 cr.)
Strategically Managing Intellectual Property: A Study of IP in Business Transactions (LAWJ 1348, 3 cr.)
Technology Policy and Practice (LAWJ 1625, 2 cr.)