Overview

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.

The program is intended for foreign-trained and US-trained attorneys who wish to focus their studies in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity, digital commerce, and financial technology.  The program is 24 credits and may be attended full or part-time.  Upon completion, students may be eligible to sit for the bar exam in Washington, California, and several other states.

  • 24-30 credits
  • Fall Semester Start
  • Full Time (9-12 months) or Part Time (18-24 months)

Curriculum

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.

The following courses are some of the core courses and electives offered in the program:

  • 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

Please note that courses listed above 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.

Summer immersion courses

Participate in our summer institute on technology with immersion courses in privacy and counseling start-up companies. For more information, visit Summer Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (SITIE).

Technology faculty

Seattle U Law has assembled a first-rate faculty with deep expertise in a variety of technology-related legal specialties.

Meet our faculty in the teaching of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship courses:

Contact

LLM Programs
Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall 457
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-398-4268
Email: llm@seattleu.edu