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Technology Law
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Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law at Fordham Law
Poised for the Legal Landscape of the Internet Age
Technology has fundamentally changed the world in which today’s law students will launch their careers, and the legal profession has changed along with it. To be ready, lawyers need to solve challenges and problems with new tools and apply established law in innovative ways. They may even find themselves practicing in areas that didn’t exist when they first arrived on campus. Tom Norton, executive director of Fordham’s Center on Law and Information Policy, says, “The rapid development of technology constantly pushes the limits of existing legal frameworks. There’s a persistent, urgent need to craft law and policy that accommodates technological advancement while ensuring a free and fair society.”
“Law students who adopt an entrepreneurial mind-set will not only be better equipped to provide efficient and effective legal services for their clients. They’ll also become future leaders of the legal profession.”
Law students and teacher
Fordham students will be up for the challenge, with courses on Blockchain and Programming for Lawyers as well as hands-on opportunities to code “smart” contracts, a skill that is a strong lure for employers, especially in New York’s financial-services industry.

At the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, second-, third-, and fourth-year students work under a licensed attorney faculty member, giving free advice to early-stage start-ups, many of which are focused on social justice issues like helping the formerly incarcerated find work. But tomorrow’s attorneys will need to do more than just help entrepreneurs; they’ll also need to consider themselves entrepreneurs, according to Bernice Grant, senior director of the Entrepreneurial Law Program and founding director of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic. That might mean thinking more strategically about what they can offer prospective employers, or exploring new practice areas like emerging growth companies. Professor Grant says, “Law students who adopt an entrepreneurial mind-set will not only be better equipped to provide efficient and effective legal services for their clients.They’ll also become future leaders of the legal profession.”

Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law Quick Facts
  • The Fordham Intellectual Property, Media, and Entertainment Law Journal is the sixth-most cited law journal devoted to IP issues.
  • IP-related student groups include the Fashion Law Society, Fordham Sports Law Forum, the Information Law Society, and the Media and Entertainment Law Society.
  • The Center on Law and Information Policy’s research was relied upon by the California Department of Justice in drafting the California Consumer Privacy Act Regulations.
  • The IP Institute’s annual Fordham Intellectual Property Law and Policy Conference draws hundreds of IP practitioners, judges, academics, and policymakers from around the world every year.
  • The Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law is the world’s first center dedicated to law and the business of fashion.
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Select Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law Course Offerings*
  • Advanced Trademark Law: U.S. and Multinational Law and Practice
  • Art and Cultural Heritage Law
  • Blockchain and Smart Contracts
  • Blockchain, Virtual Currencies, and Tokens: Business and Legal Issues
  • Copyright Law
  • Digital Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • Digital Copyright
  • European Union Information Law and Policy
  • Fashion Law
  • Fashion Ethics, Sustainability & Development
  • Fashion Modeling Law
  • Fintech and Artificial Intelligence: Regulatory and Corporate Law Framework
  • Intellectual Property and Advanced Technology: Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Intellectual Property Law and Design
  • Patent Law
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Practice Skills
  • Programming for Lawyers
  • Smart Securities and Blockchain Regulations
  • Technological Change & the Law
  • Trademark Law
* Not all courses are offered every semester
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212-636-6810

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