DePaul College of Law Partners with DePaul University’s College of Computer & Digital Media and Plans Bold New Tech Initiatives

To meet the growing demand for tech-savvy lawyers in the legal marketplace, DePaul University College of Law is partnering with DePaul College of Computing & Digital Media (CDM), led by DePaul Law’s Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology (CIPLIT®). Starting in the 2018-2019 academic year, all second and third year JD students can enroll in select technology courses from CDM and count up to three of those courses for JD credit: Information Security ManagementBusiness Continuity/Disaster Recovery; Intro to Programming; and Legal Responsibilities in IT. No prior IT or other technical background is required for any of these CDM courses. This rare opportunity was previously only available to dual degree JD/MS students.

The College of Law plans to continue expanding its technology-focused curricular and extracurricular opportunities to further enhance DePaul’s innovative and nationally recognized IP/IT program. This expansion includes the addition of new courses geared towards information technology; and the recently launched Tech-Law Boot Camp Lecture Series, which includes lectures by professors, practicing attorneys and other tech specialists on a number of hot tech topics including data protection, cybersecurity, data privacy, and tech law certifications.

These bold curricular initiatives advance the College of Law’s vision to enable all JD students, regardless of their educational background, to meet the growing demand for tech-savvy lawyers in virtually all areas of legal practice upon graduation from law school. This combination of law and technology provides our law students with a competitive advantage in the marketplace.​​​​​​