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Technology Law

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 will 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.

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

Student Profile A

M.J. student interested in working at start-ups.

Sample M.J. Curriculum:
Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Technology Courses: 28 credits

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

Student Profile B

M.J. student works in the legal department of a technology company.

Professional Goal:

Seek promotion to higher-level position.

Sample M.J. Curriculum:
Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Technology Courses: 28 credits

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

Student Profile C

M.J. student interested in working in a policy role at a technology company.

Sample M.J. Curriculum:
Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Technology Courses: 28 credits

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

Student Profile D

M.J. student interested in working in a policy role at a technology company.

Professional Goal:

Advance in technology policy role.

Sample M.J. Curriculum:
Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Technology Courses: 28 credits

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

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