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Law and Technology Track

Penn Law offers a Technology Track of the Master in Law degree geared to students and technology professionals in a field increasingly defined by regulation and new technology. Graduates of the program will develop key analytical and critical thinking skills as well as a base of knowledge that will prepare them for careers in technology as inventors, leaders of technology firms, and more.

The curriculum grounds students with a foundation in law and legal analysis and then allows them to develop deeply specialized knowledge through electives in technology law and related areas.

Courses in the upper level Intellectual Property curriculum cover bodies of federal, state, and international law that protect intellectual property: intangible assets such as music, literary works, new drugs and technologies, and so much more.

Law and Technology Track Curriculum

(Take the first three foundational courses and one or both technology courses)

Foundational Courses:

Additional ML foundational courses may be applied toward the ML degree:*
  • An Introduction to American Constitutional Law
  • Contracts and Negotiations
  • Introduction to Health Law and Policy
  • Medical Negligence and Tort Law Fundamentals
  • Corporate Compliance: Policy and Practice
  • Fundamentals of U.S. Legal Research (fall only)

Upper Level Law Courses May Include:**

(Take a minimum of one course or a maximum of four courses from Penn Law’s Upper Level curriculum)


  • Intro to IP Law & Policy (Law 507)
  • Administrative Law (Law 601)
  • Privacy Law (Law 533)
  • Empirical Law and Economics (Law 940)
  • Intel. Property and National Economic Value Creation Seminar (Law 966)

Patent Related

  • Antitrust (Law 607)
  • Patent Law (Law 677)
  • Patent Litigation (Law 733)

 Copyright and Trademark Related

  • Copyright (Law 621)
  • Trademarks (Law 670)

Internet Related

  • Privacy (Law 533)
  • Cybercrime Seminar (Law 958)
  • Internet Law (Law 577)
  • Technology and Policy Seminar (Law 904)

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Take a class with us

Penn Law and the Master in Law program welcome you to explore our classes and degree and learn more about the law by taking a course with us.

Visit the Registrar’s website for more information about taking individual classes.

*See curriculum requirements

**Upper Level Law courses are dependent upon faculty availability. Course offerings are finalized prior to Penn Law’s advance registration period for the upcoming semester.