A. Required Courses

7 credits
Students must take each of the following three (3) required courses in order to complete the Legal Innovation and Technology Concentration.
The Twenty First Century Legal Profession 2 credits
Lawyering in an Age of Smart Machines 3 credits
Process Improvement and Legal Project Management 2 credits

B. Required Externship


3 credits

Externships are a vital component of the Concentration. They enable students to connect their classroom work with practical experience and training in legal technology and innovation. The experience also affords students the opportunity to reflect upon the career paths they may wish to pursue.

Concentrators must complete a minimum three (3) credit requirement. The requirement may be satisfied by:
Completion of an appropriate externship through the Externship Program; OR
Completion of a non-credit summer or semester externship that has been preapproved by the Concentration Director; OR
An approved Externship Waiver of the externship requirement for qualifying Evening Division students.

C. Elective Course Requirements

at least 3 courses
at least 7 credits
In addition to completing the three (3) required courses and the externship requirement, students must take at least three (3) more courses, totaling at least seven (7) credits, that enhance their understanding of the changing nature of law practice. Although the courses listed below are grouped into categories for guidance, students may satisfy the three (3) course requirement by taking any three (3) of the courses listed below.

Elective Category 1 - Business of Practice and Start Ups

 
Business of Practice: Hit the Ground Running 2 credits
Business Planning: Formation and Financing of Start Up Businesses 2 credits
Business Start Ups - Entrepreneurship Course - MGES-800 - currently offered at the Sawyer Business School - Concentration students may register for Sawyer courses by using the JD Enrollment in SBS Graduate Courses form, which is found under the Academic Concentration/Specialization tab. 3 credits
Decision Making and Choice Management 3 credits
Design Thinking for Lawyers 2 credits
Financial Accounting and Business Valuation 1 credit
Law Practice Planning 3 credits
Private Placement and Venture Capital Practicum 2 credits
Writing the Business Plan - Entrepreneurship Course - MGES-826 - currently offered at the Sawyer Business School - Concentration students may register for Sawyer courses by using the JD Enrollment in SBS Graduate Courses form, which is found under the Academic Concentration/Specialization tab. 3 credits

Elective Category 2 - Law and Technology

 
Coding and the Law 2 credits
E-Discovery Law 2 credits
Emerging Issues in Law, Information Technology and Transnational Business 2 credits
Legal Innovation and Technology 2 credits
Privacy Law and Contemporary Life 2 credits

Elective Category 3 - Innovation

 
Global Innovation and New Product Development in Virtual Team - International Business Course - MGES 906 - currently offered at the Sawyer Business School - Concentration students may register for Sawyer courses by using the JD Enrollment in SBS Graduate Courses form, which is found under the Academic Concentration/Specialization tab. 3 credits
 Directed Study: MIT Future of Law. 0005 GT 17/FL 1 credit
Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital and the Law 3 credits
New Market Legal Services 2 credits
Problem Solving 2 credits
Problem Solving for Small Businesses - Entrepreneurship Course - MGES-844 - currently offered at the Sawyer Business School - Concentration students may register for Sawyer courses by using the JD Enrollment in SBS Graduate Courses form, which is found under the Academic Concentration/Specialization tab. 3 credits

Elective Category 4 - Intellectual Property

 
Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic 5 credits
Intellectual Property Survey 3 credits