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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Rank Full Profile   School
1 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
2 New York University (NYU) School of Law
3 King's College London (KCL)
4 University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh Law School
5 Stanford University - Stanford Law School (SLS)
6 University of California, Berkeley Law
7 Cornell University - New York City Campus (Cornell Tech)
8 National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
9 Mykolas Romeris University
10 KU Leuven - Centre for IT and IP Law
11 Swansea University - Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law
12 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover - EULISP Program
13 The University of Law
14 The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
15 Bucerius Law School - Hochschule für Rechtswissenschaft
16 University of Portsmouth - School of Law
17 University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) - Carey Law School - Penn Law
18 Leiden University - Leiden Law School
19 Tilburg University - Tilburg Law School
20 University of Oslo - Faculty of Law
21 Utrecht University School of Law
22 Università degli Studi di Bologna · University of Bologna
23 Cornell University - Cornell Law School
24 University of Strathclyde - The Law School
25 UIC John Marshall Law School
26 Université de Namur
27 University of Groningen - Faculty of Law
28 University of Ulster - Magee Campus
29 University of Southern California – USC Gould School of Law
30 University of Houston Law Center (UHLC)
31 Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
32 University of New Hampshire (UNH) - Franklin Pierce School of Law
33 The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
34 University of Glasgow - School of Law
35 University of San Francisco (USF) School of Law
36 University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law
37 University of Witwatersrand - Oliver Schreiner School of Law
38 Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam - Faculty of Law
39 University of Southampton - School of Law
40 Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) School of Law (WU Law)
41 Loyola Law School Los Angeles
42 University of Lapland
43 University of Sussex - School of Law, Politics and Sociology
44 Stockholm University - Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI)
45 Suffolk University Law School
46 Universidad de Zaragoza
47 Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
48 University of London - Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS)
49 University of East Anglia - UEA Law School
50 University of Wales, Aberystwyth - Prifysgol Cymru, Aberystwyth
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