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Technology, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship, LLM

Specialize in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship law with an LLM Degree. Gain advanced legal knowledge and skills in privacy, cybersecurity, and digital commerce for Seattle's tech industry.

About this Program

Advance Your Legal Career in Seattle’s Global Tech Industry

Seattle has emerged as a leading global hub for the technology industry. The city hosts a remarkable base of knowledge, talent, and opportunity that inspires our Master of Laws (LLM) in Innovation and Technology Law program.

The program addresses the substantial need for a new cadre of legal service professionals who are well-trained in the underlying regulatory schemes and well-versed in the technological and strategic features that define the newest methods of doing business.

The program is intended for foreign- and U.S.-trained attorneys who wish to focus their studies in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity, digital commerce, and financial technology.

With part-time options and evening classes, you can choose the schedule that is best for you:

  • 24 credits
  • Fall Semester Start
  • Full Time (9-12 months) or Part Time (18-24 months)
  • Evening Classes for Working Professionals

Upon completion, foreign students may be eligible to sit for the bar exam in Washington, California and several other states.

In-Person Classes, Online Options

Classes are generally taught in-person, with some online options.

Several state bar associations will not allow an applicant to qualify for the bar exam if the applicant took online classes. Our staff can help you review requirements for the exam you plan to take.

Prepared for the Bar Exam

Seattle University School of Law is committed to providing LLM students with individualized counseling and support in preparation for the Uniform Bar Exam. Our Bar Studies program provides the foundation you need to approach the bar exam with confidence.

Our staff will work with you to determine bar eligibility and design a customized course of study for the bar exam.

The law school also offers a free, two-month Supplemental Bar Exam course twice each year to LLM students and recent graduates to assist you in your bar exam preparation.

LLM in Technology and Innovation at a Glance

Learn how a LLM in technology and innovation will contribute to your career goals. Then, explore course requirements and see how impactful a Seattle University law degree can be. 

The program curriculum places particular emphasis upon matters of privacy, cybersecurity, digital commerce and financial technology.

LLM students can choose from among a wide array of technology-related courses. Depending on the semester and availability, these may include:

  • Copyright Law
  • Cybersecurity and Data Breach: Legal and Practical Prevention and Response
  • Cybersecurity planning, incident response, and litigation
  • Foundations of Privacy Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet Law and Digital Commerce
  • Internet Platforms: Policy and Litigation
  • Introduction to Financial Technology
  • Law Practice Technology and Ethics
  • Law, Technology, and Ethics in the Age of Innovation
  • Managing Privacy Risks
  • The Business of Intellectual Property
  • Trademark Law

In addition to the core requirement, students may choose from a number of elective courses. If students want to qualify to sit for a specific bar examination, they should take certain courses required by the state bar they wish to qualify for.

Please note that courses listed above may not be available or offered within a semester or an academic calendar year. The Academic Leadership reserves the right to schedule courses based upon demand and to ensure the curriculum remains relevant and responsive to the industry and emerging trends. You will have the opportunity to discuss your individual curriculum plan with your program director to ensure you achieve your academic goals and meet program requirements.

Students examine:

  • The interplay between technological innovation,
  • Complex legal doctrines and regulatory approaches,
  • Business and market models (both cutting-edge and traditional), and the
  • Various actors whose interests, perspectives and goals affect the technology law landscape.

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Prepared for Success

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Top-Notch Clinical Training Program

We offer an unparalleled experiential training program. From your first day, you'll learn to apply your classroom learning in situations helping real clients with real legal problems.

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Renowned Legal Writing Program

Our top-ranked Legal Writing Program will give you the tools to become a highly effective legal writer who can get results for your future clients.

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Global & Inclusive Community

Earn your degree at one of the nation's most diverse law schools, marked by an inclusive and international community that is welcoming to all.

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Summer Immersion Courses

Participate in our Summer Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (SITIE), with courses in privacy, counseling start-ups, and more.

OPT and Work Experience

Students interested in obtaining work experience during their LLM program may apply to do so with the appropriate approvals as required by the Externship office, the International Student Center (if applicable) and or the Center for Professional Development.

International students on an F-1 visa can make appointments with the Center for Professional Development and the International Student Center to discuss post-graduate employment opportunities and Optional Practical Training (OPT).

From Our Student

Esther Arokun

Esther Arokun, ‘25

“My experience in the Tech LLM program at Seattle U Law has been nothing short of incredible. Having engaged with professors and diverse exceptional students, this journey has equipped me with invaluable skills and insights that will undoubtedly shape my career in the ever-evolving tech landscape. I am immensely grateful for this enriching experience.”

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We’re here to help. For information about LLM degrees at Seattle University, contact:

Seattle University School of Law

901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall 457