JD Program at Cornell Tech

JD Program in Information and Technology Law (Cornell Tech campus)

As technology continues to transform our economy and culture, businesses need a new breed of lawyers who understand the legal and commercial aspects of new technology as well as the challenges of bringing new products and new companies to market.


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Through our new and innovative Program in Information and Technology Law, you can spend a semester studying at Cornell University’s state-of-the-art Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City. There, you’ll explore the diverse legal issues raised by information and technology, such as privacy and cybersecurity as well as the constitutional and regulatory implications of new technology and big data. And, you’ll be taught by leading experts, which have included current and former law firm partners, the CEO of a legal tech company executives, the founder of a leading private equity firm, a current and former prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s office, and law faculty from Cornell Law School. You may also take courses offered through the Johnson School offered at the Cornell Tech campus, subject to the usual restrictions on the number of credits that may be taken outside the Law School, and any prerequisites or instructor permission that may be required by the course.

In addition, you are eligible for and encouraged to seek out part-time externships. Our course programming is designed to concentrate most classes on three days a week so that you can engage in externship opportunities at technology companies, with judges, or in legal aid organizations.

Selected course offerings Include:

  • Law of Financial Technology
  • Internet Law, Privacy, and Security
  • Cyber Enforcement, Regulation & Policy Analysis
  • Venture Capital
  • Free Speech Law on the Internet
  • Trade Secrets Law and Practice
  • Intellectual Property
  • Law of Robots
  • Digital Health Law
  • Practical Lawyering
  • Internet Transactions

If you want to gain expertise in tech law, this is the program for you.

For more information, contact Dean of Students Office at law.dos@cornell.edu

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