Master of Laws (LLM) in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship
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.
Open to practicing attorneys and recent law graduates from the U.S. and around the world, Cornell Tech’s one-year Master of Laws (LLM) in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship degree will provide you with the specialized skills you need to support and lead tech companies in the increasingly complex and dynamic digital economy.
Master of Laws at Cornell Tech
Learn in Teams at the Intersection of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Cornell Tech’s Master of Laws in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship is the first degree of its kind in the world. It is a year-long immersion in innovation, creativity and new business development that will have you learning side-by-side with designers, engineers and business students. Working together in teams, you’ll create new products for existing businesses in the Product Studio and develop your own new business in the Startup Studio. You will dive into studying law and transactional skills that emerging technology companies need in practitioner-led courses designed specifically for this program. You will also have ample opportunity to network with the vibrant community of investors, business leaders and entrepreneurial faculty members that only a city like New York and a university like Cornell can provide.
Cornell Tech prepared me to work and communicate smoothly with engineers and business people, which is one of the most important skills a lawyer should adopt when dealing with tech clients.
Learn, Launch, Lead
Build Tech for People
Learn & Leverage
High-Growth Corporate Transactions
Associate Dean and Professor of Practice
Matthew D’Amore is a Professor of Practice in the LLM program at Cornell Tech. D’Amore comes to Cornell after a 20-year career at the international law firm of Morrison & Foerster, where he represented high technology and life-sciences clients in the resolution of complex intellectual property disputes and in licensing matters. In addition to his work for technology clients, D’Amore has been recognized for his pro bono work in impact cases for children denied special education services and for citizens deprived of the right to vote, and has served as an adjunct professor at Cornell Law School. Now at Cornell Tech, D’Amore brings his legal industry experience to the Cornell Tech community, teaching Technology Transactions and Trade Secret Law and Practice. D’Amore received his B.S., with distinction, from the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, in biology and society, and his J.D. from Yale Law School.
James Grimmelmann is a professor of law at Cornell Tech and Cornell Law School. Professor Grimmelmann studies how laws regulating software affect freedom, wealth, and power. His scholarship explores the ways in which code is law, and the ways in which it is not. He tries to help lawyers and technologists understand each other; by writing about digital copyright, search engines, privacy on social networks, and online governance.
This program enables young lawyers to hit the ground running and provide value to their employers and to their clients, literally from day one.
Who should apply?
The Master of Laws in Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship is for practicing attorneys or recent law graduates who want to further hone their legal and leadership skills in the heart of New York City’s ever-evolving technology and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
For foreign-trained students, the Cornell Tech LLM will not by itself qualify graduates to sit for the New York State bar examination; however, foreign-trained students can apply to take additional coursework at Cornell Law School to satisfy the requirements to sit for the bar.
Cornell University Financial Aid can provide more information about funding options for your program.
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