To meet the growing demand for tech savvy lawyers in the legal marketplace, DePaul University College of Law's Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology (CIPLIT®) is launching the Technology Across the Curriculum Initiative. Programs include:
Partnership with DePaul College of Computing & Digital Media (CDM). Starting 2018-2019 academic year, all second and third year JD students can enroll in select technology courses from our computing school and count up to three of those courses for JD credit: Information Security Management; Business 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.
Expansion of College of Law Tech Law Curriculum. The law school is expanding its technology-focused curricular and extracurricular opportunities to further enhance DePaul’s broad and innovative IP/IT curriculum. Some of the recently added courses include Innovation and the Law at 1871 and 2112; IP Valuation for Health, Tech and Other Industries; Practical Legal Research – Legal Practice Technology. New courses will include US & EU Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Law, and Technology Transactions.
Earlier this spring, CIPLIT® launched the Tech-Law Boot Camp Lecture Series that include lectures by professors, practicing attorneys and other tech specialists on a number of hot substantive tech topics including data protection, cybersecurity, data privacy, tech law certifications etc.
These bold curricular initiatives bring forward CIPLIT®'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/technology education provides our law students with a competitive advantage in the marketplace.