Law School Offers New Program in Technology Law

Posted: March 9, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Muneeza Alam

Beginning this fall, the School of Law (SOL) is offering a technology law program that will prepare interested law students to provide legal services to federal and state regulatory agencies with jurisdiction over technology industries, internet start-up companies, and other organizations in the rapidly-growing technology sector.

“The program was proposed as a result of student interest in general technology law and employer demand for students trained in technology law,” says Stephen Parr, assistant dean of SOL.

The technology law program combines course work from three fields: technology law, intellectual property law, and business law. Courses under the program will focus on areas such as telecommunications policy, cyber-crime, intellectual property protection, and venture capital formation. Students begin the specialty courses during the first semester of their second year of study.

“The program will not function as a degree, but it will be part of the standard law degree and allow students to gain skills in a particular area,” says Parr. “Students have the option of participating in the technology law program or one of the other tracks offered by the school.”

For more information, visit the Technology Law Program website.

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