The University of Washington is a leader in technology disciplines with cutting edge research in computer science, robotics, human computer interaction and more. Master of Jurisprudence students in Technology Law benefit from the variety of opportunities to interact with other technical disciplines while learning from leading law faculty. The program encourages students to learn about the government policies and industry practices that allow innovation to thrive.

Our technology curriculum draws on UW Law's strength in intellectual property, technology policy and entrepreneurial law. The course selection offers the opportunity to work with MBA and graduate engineering students, developing the ability to communicate across disciplines.

Sample Curriculum Options

Below are some sample curricula demonstrating the variety available in the MJ program.

Profile A

Professional Goal

To work at a startup.

Sample Curriculum

Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Technology Courses: 28 credits

  • Drafting Business Documents (3)
  • Drafting Technology Contracts (3)
  • Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (1-9)
  • Intellectual Property Core (6-8)
  • Law and Entrepreneurship (3-4)
  • Law, Technology and Economic Development (2-3)
  • Privacy Law (2)
  • Robotics Law and Policy Seminar (2)
  • Technology Policy Seminar (2)

Profile B

Professional Goal

Seek promotion to higher-level position at a technology company.

Sample Curriculum

Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Technology Courses: 28 credits

  • Consumer Law (3)
  • Drafting Technology Contracts (3)
  • Intellectual Property Core (6-8)
  • Law, Technology and Economic Development (2-3)
  • Legal Protection of Computer Software (3)
  • Privacy Law (2)
  • Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic (2-4, max 10)
  • Technology Policy Seminar (2)

Profile C

Professional Goal

To work in a policy role at a technology company.

Sample Curriculum

Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Technology Courses: 28 credits

  • Communication Technology & Ethics (2, Comm 597)
  • Consumer Law (3)
  • Drafting Technology Contracts (3)
  • Intellectual Property Core (6-8)
  • Law, Technology and Economic Development (2-3)
  • Legal Protection of Computer Software (3)
  • Privacy Law (2)
  • Science, Technology & Public Policy (3, Evans — PUBPOL 583)
  • Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic (2-4, max 10)
  • Technology Policy Seminar (2)

Profile D

Professional Goal

Advance in technology policy role at a technology company.

Sample Curriculum

Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Technology Courses: 28 credits

  • Communication Technology & Ethics (Comm 597) (2)
  • Consumer Law (3)
  • Intellectual Property Core (6-8)
  • Privacy Law (2)
  • Science, Technology & Public Policy (3, Evans — PUBPOL 583)
  • Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic (2-4, max 10)
  • Technology Policy Seminar (2)