24 credits, attend full or part-time in the evening.

Seattle has emerged as a leading global hub for the technology industry. The city hosts a remarkable base of knowledge, talent, and opportunity that inspires our LLM in Innovation and Technology Law program. The program addresses the substantial need for a new cadre of legal service professionals who are well-trained in the underlying regulatory schemes and well-versed in the technological and strategic features that define the newest methods of doing business.

Degree Requirements

The LLM candidate must complete 24 credit hours, including four core courses, with the remaining courses chosen from a list of approved electives, which may include experiential learning courses (both clinical and externship) and an independent study. Students may pursue their course of study either full-time over a single year, or part-time over two years. Candidates work closely with the program director to design a program that fulfills not only the degree requirements but also their professional goals.

Curriculum and courses

The program curriculum places particular emphasis upon matters of privacy, cybersecurity, digital commerce, and financial technology. Students examine the interplay between technological innovation, complex legal doctrines and regulatory approaches, business and market models (both cutting-edge and traditional), and the various actors whose interests, perspectives, and goals affect the technology law landscape.

  • Sample Courses (Please note that courses listed below may not be available or offered within a semester or an academic calendar year. The Academic Leadership reserves the right to schedule courses based upon demand and to ensure the curriculum remains relevant and responsive to the industry and emerging trends. You will have the opportunity to discuss your individual curriculum plan with your Program Director to ensure you achieve your academic goals and meet program requirements):
    • Intellectual Property
    • The Business of Intellectual Property
    • Foundations of Privacy Law
    • Law, Technology, and Ethics in the Age of Innovation
    • Introduction to Financial Technology
    • Managing Privacy Risks
    • Cybersecurity and Data Breach: Legal and Practical Prevention and Response
    • Internet Law and Digital Commerce
    • Biotechnology and the Law
    • Corporate Finance
    • Transactional Law: Making the Deal
    • Antitrust Law

*These are considered core courses – minimum of 4 core courses required toward degree unless waived.

Contact Us

Graduate Law Programs
Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall 209
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-398-4173
Email: gradlaw@seattleu.edu