Beginning in the fall 2014 the College of Law will offer a new Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship certificate to meet an increased demand in the job market for trained lawyers who advise entrepreneurs. Law students completing the certificate can also graduate equipped with the skills needed to become entrepreneurs themselves.
Most coursework for the certificate is already part of the law school curriculum, but one new course will debut this fall. Law and Technology (LAW L967), which will be co-taught by Professors Judson Mitchell and John Blevins. This course will provide students with an overview of relevant modern digital technologies and legal doctrines. Students will obtain an overview of both network technologies and software applications that utilize networks. The course will also cover the intersection of these technologies with relevant aspects of intellectual property law, privacy law, cyber law, business law and communications law.
In addition, students working toward the certificate will have the opportunity to join the efforts of the recently re-chartered Entrepreneurial Business Law Society as well as the Intellectual Property Law Society. Along with these active organizations, the College of Law intends to complement the certificate program with a regular roster of speakers including entrepreneurs, 501(c)(3) organizations that focus on supporting entrepreneurial activity, governmental agencies and departments that focus on economic development, and members of the local technology community.
All requirements for this certificate will be available in the 2014-15 Law Bulletin, to be published online August 1, 2014.
For more information on the requirements and faculty, visit http://loyolalte.org.