Master of Laws (LLM) in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship
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.
The Cornell Tech LLM Three-Semester Option for International Students
For most foreign-trained lawyers, the two-semester Cornell Tech LLM will not by itself qualify graduates to sit for the New York State bar examination.* Students who require additional training to qualify to sit for the New York State bar examination may apply for the Cornell Tech LLM three-semester option.** After completing Fall and Spring terms at Cornell Tech three-semester students will spend an additional Fall term at the Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York. There students will have access to classes which meet the subject matter requirements set forth by the New York Board of Law Examiners.
*Requirements vary according to educational background, and bar examination requirements change often. We cannot counsel individual applicants regarding these requirements prior to their admittance into the program. We recommend students who earned their law degree outside of the US review of the New York State rules at https://www.nybarexam.org/foreign/foreignlegaleducation.htm.
**The three-semester option requires an additional tuition payment. For the 2021-22 academic year 2-term tuition is $70,188 and 3-term tuition is $105,300.
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Associate Dean and Professor of Practice
Matthew D’Amore is a Professor of Practice at Cornell Tech and in the Law School at Cornell University. He currently serves as an Associate Dean at Cornell Tech and Director of the Law, Technology & Entrepreneurship Program at Cornell Law School & Cornell Tech.
Research focus: Intellectual property, licensing, and the impact of advancing technology on the practice of law.
Tessler Family Professor of Digital and Information Law
James Grimmelmann is a Professor at Cornell Tech and in the Law School at Cornell University.
Research focus: How laws regulating software affect freedom, wealth, and power
Diversity & Inclusion
Cornell Tech was founded to advance technology as a means to a better quality of life for all communities in New York City, across the nation, and around the world. Our best work results in ethical, inclusive, accessible technology for all users, especially the underserved and underrepresented. Vital to that mission is building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of students, faculty, and staff. We seek to build things with — not just for — real people and believe in the power of participation and representation.
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. Whether your law degree is from the U.S. or law school outside the U.S., if you have a law degree and are seeking to enhance your technology law knowledge and practice, we welcome your application.
International students: Please note that the Cornell Tech LLM is not STEM-designated.
Cornell University Financial Aid can provide more information about funding options for your program.
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