The Law of Technology
The law of technology spans a wide range of legal interests. Patents, FDA regulations, and data privacy law all shape and react to technology, but so do less obvious areas like copyright, criminal law, international and comparative law, and human rights law.
The law of technology asks how the law shapes the course of technological advances (how does a new drug get approved?) and how technology shapes the law (how should criminal law treat cameras that can sense heat through walls?).
Whatever your area of interest, learning about the law of technology will help you understand how the law governs technology and how technological change shifts legal regimes—which in turn can help you develop persuasive challenges to existing law and carve out opportunity for your clients and your career.
The law of technology is the law of change.
Michigan Law students pursue the law of technology through a number of avenues. The impact of tech appears across the curriculum, including many courses which focus specifically on technology.
We have two law journals entirely devoted to the law of technology. We offer clinics, practice simulations, and externships that give you real-world legal experience, including the impact technology has on individual legal issues. And we offer innovative approaches to learning, like the Problem Solving Initiative, the Legal Practice Program, and dual degree opportunities that let you obtain your JD along with an MS in information.