LL.M. in Technology / Information Technology (IT) Law

LL.M. in Technology / Information Technology (IT) Law

An LL.M. in Information Technology (IT) or Technology Law can be a great choice for many people, especially those who want to leverage their strong technical skills to open up a new, promising law practice area.

Information Technology—often shortened to just "IT"—is increasingly governed by a range of complex laws and regulations. The rise of the internet and the ubiquity of computers have virtually assured that there are is a lot of work for LL.M. graduates specializing in cyberlaw. Emerging topics like digital currencies such as bitcoin, the rise of 'fake news,' and blockchain mean that lawyers who work in the technology space must keep up-to-date on all the current regulations surrounding IT law. 

Technology-centric LL.M. programs will cover many aspects important to laws in the information age. Required courses might cover topics...

An LL.M. in Information Technology (IT) or Technology Law can be a great choice for many people, especially those who want to leverage their strong technical skills to open up a new, promising law practice area.

Information Technology—often shortened to just "IT"—is increasingly governed by a range of complex laws and regulations. The rise of the internet and the ubiquity of computers have virtually assured that there are is a lot of work for LL.M. graduates specializing in cyberlaw. Emerging topics like digital currencies such as bitcoin, the rise of 'fake news,' and blockchain mean that lawyers who work in the technology space must keep up-to-date on all the current regulations surrounding IT law. 

Technology-centric LL.M. programs will cover many aspects important to laws in the information age. Required courses might cover topics like the governance of the internet and intellectual property (IP) law, for example. Often, LL.M. students will also have the opportunity to take electives which will allow them to delve into specific areas of cyberlaw and related fields, such as media law, electronic transactions / e-commerce, and trade law, for example.

These IT-oriented LL.M. programs may be offered on a full-time or part-time basis; and some schools may even offer their curriculum in an online degree format. 

Those who graduate with an Information Technology LL.M. program have the opportunity to pursue a range of careers in the space, from working in IP law in a law firm, to startup consulting and even working as part of a technology regulatory organization.

See below for a complete list of law schools offering LL.M. programs in Technology or IT Law.

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New York City, New York 1896 Followers 1533 Discussions

Full-Time: Traditional LL.M., LL.M. Competition, Innovation and Information Law, LL.M. Corporation Law, LL.M. Environmental and Energy Law, LL.M. Inter... more…

Distance Learning: Executive LL.M. in Tax more…

By Research: LL.M. Legal Theory more…

Dual Degree: J.D. / LL.M. in Taxation, J.D. / LL.M. in International Law, LLB / LL.M. Program with National University Singapore (NUS), J.D. / LL.M. Prog... more…

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London, United Kingdom 666 Followers 875 Discussions

Full-Time: LL.M. Master of Laws, LL.M. Banking Law and Financial Regulation, LL.M. Competition, Innovation and Trade Law, LL.M. Corporate and/or Commer... more…

Part-Time: Executive LL.M. more…

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London, United Kingdom 696 Followers 884 Discussions
KCL Internationally renowned and research-led, The Dickson Poon School of Law. King's College London enjoys a distinguished reputation for sustained excellence and its graduates are respected and sought-after throughout the world. Designed to meet the ambitions and career development of a diverse range of highly qualified graduate students and practising professionals, our LLM is a respected and desirable academic qualification.

Full-Time: Master of Laws LLM, Competition Law LLM, European Law LLM, Intellectual Property & Information Law LLM, International Business Law LLM more…

Part-Time: Executive LLM more…

Distance Learning: International Financial and Commercial Law LLM, International Corporate and Commercial Law LLM more…

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 760 Followers 466 Discussions

Full-Time: LL.M., LLCM (Masters in Comparative Law), Master in Law more…

Part-Time: U.S. Corporate Law and Strategy Certificate Program (Summer Program), U.S. Law and Technology Certificate Program (Summer Program) more…

By Research: SJD Program more…

Dual Degree: LL.M. / MFS (Master's in International Finance and Law), JD / LL.M. more…

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Stanford, California 711 Followers 383 Discussions

Full-Time: LL.M. in Corporate Governance & Practice, LL.M. in Environmental Law & Policy, LL.M. in Law, Science & Technology, LL.M. in International Ec... more…

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Leiden, Netherlands 531 Followers 461 Discussions
Leiden Leiden Law School is the oldest and one of the largest law schools in the Netherlands. During its history Leiden University has continuously managed to maintain its reputation in excellence by combining the highest level of academic teaching with that of acclaimed innovative and creative research.

Full-Time: Air and Space Law (Advanced LL.M.), Comparative Criminal Justice (LL.M.), European and International Business Law (Advanced LL.M.), European... more…

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London, United Kingdom 824 Followers 815 Discussions
QMUL Queen Mary, University of London’s School of Law, internationally renowned by academics and practitioners as offering a first class LLM Programme with 22 different specialisms. Staff have substantial practical legal work and world leading research experience. Along with the expertise of high profile Judges, practitioners, Business Leaders and distinguished Visiting Academic Fellows, Queen Mary can offer you an academically challenging and relevant LLM in a friendly and supportive environment.

Full-Time: LL.M. (Master of Laws), LL.M. in Art, Business and Law, LL.M. in Banking and Finance Law, LL.M. in Commercial and Corporate Law, LL.M. in Co... more…

Part-Time: Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Postgraduate Diploma (Flexible Study) Laws more…

Distance Learning: LLM Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law (Distance Learning), LL.M. in International Dispute Resolution, Postgraduate Diploma in Com... more…

By Research: PhD more…

Dual Degree: Sorbonne Law School - Queen Mary University of London Double LL.M., Dual LL.M. in Commercial Law more…

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Berkeley, California 1111 Followers 548 Discussions
Berkeley Law Berkeley Law is one of the top law schools in the U.S. Berkeley Law offers four program options to earn the LL.M. degree: the traditional track, a 9-month academic year program; the hybrid option, one in-residence summer term bookended by 2 terms of online study (spring and fall terms); the professional track, in which students complete their degree over 2 consecutive in-residence summer terms; and the thesis track, a 9-month academic year program that includes a thesis.

Full-Time: LL.M. Traditional Track, LL.M. Professional Track, LL.M. Hybrid Option, LL.M. Thesis Track, J.S.D. more…

Distance Learning: LL.M. Hybrid Option more…

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