The Business of Innovation, Law, and Technology Concentration: BILT

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Lawyers must increasingly deal with significant changes to business models and technological possibilities.  For example:
How can law firms ensure that their billing practices align with clients’ interests? 
What policies should cash-constrained startups adopt to safeguard customer data? 
How can a company make sure that it benefits from its employees’ creations? 
The concentration in the Business of Innovation, Law, and Technology (BILT) is designed to prepare students to answer these kinds of questions.

BILT is organized along two primary tracks: an innovation and technology track, and a business and compliance track.  The former is aimed at students who want to focus on legal issues related to startups, especially those in the legal industry.  The latter is aimed at students who want to focus on legal issues related to mature technology firms.  However, the concentration requires that students obtain some exposure to both areas before specializing.

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

This concentration requires a total of 26-28 credits: 12 from the Required Courses, 8-10 from the Distributional Courses, and 6-8 from the Elective Courses.

Required Courses (12 credits)

Business Associations (4)
Adminstrative Law (4)
Federal Income Tax (4)

Distributional Courses (8-10 credits)

Students take one course from each of the three tracks below.  If a student takes more than one course from each of the three tracks listed in the Distributional Courses requirement, credits from those additional courses can be used to satisfy the Elective Courses requirements.

IP & Entrepreneurship
IP for Business Lawyers (3)
Patent Law (3)
Copyright Law (3)
Trademark Law (2)
Startup Law & Entrepreneurship (2)

Regulatory & Compliance
Antitrust (3)
Corporate Compliance & Risk Management (3)
Insurance Law (3)
Securities Regulation (3)

Business & Tax
Bankruptcy (3-4)
Commercial Law: Secured Transactions (4)
Commercial Law: UCC (4)
Corporate Tax (3)
Partnership Tax (3)

Elective Courses (6-8 credits)

Advanced Programming for Lawyers (3)
Advanced Trademark (2)
AI & Robot Law (2)
Big Data for Lawyers (3)
Business Planning Seminar (2)
Copyright & Trademark Litigation (1)
Corporate Skills for New Lawyers (1)
Closely Held Business Entities (3)
Commercial Law: Payment Systems & Negotiable Instruments (4)
Conflict of Laws (3)
Corporate Finance (2)
Cyber Civil Rights Initiative Practicum (2)
Cyber Security Policy & Regulations (2)
Data Security & Incident Response (1)
Database Management Systems for Lawyers (3)
Digital Currency & Blockchain Regulation (2)
Disability Law (3)
Electronic Discovery (2)
​​​​​​​Emerging Forms of Philanthropy & the Role of Private Foundations in Effecting Social Change (1)
Energy Law (3)
Environmental Law (3)
Financial Accounting for Lawyers (3)
Independent Study (2-3)
Intellectual Property Law and Policy (3)
Intellectual Property Transactions & Negotiations (1)
International Business Transactions (3)
Introduction to Programming for Lawyers (3)
Introduction to the Deal (3)
Law Firm Management (1)
Law, Policy, and Technology (2)
LawWithoutWalls (3)
LWOW Sprint (4)
​​​​​​​LWOW Xed (3)
LWOW X (3)
LWOW X Compliance (3)
Media & Entertainment Law in the Digital Age (1)
Media Law (3)
​​​​​​​Mindfulness & Motivating Corporate Compliance (1)
Negotiating and Drafting for the Business of Entertainment (2)
Non-Profit Organizations & Social Enterprises (3)
Partnership Tax (3)
Patent Litigation (2)
​​​​​​​Patent Prosecution (2)
Privacy Seminar (2)
Robot Law (1)
Startup Law Practicum (3)
Social Enterprise Clinic (2)
Social Media & Online Liability (1)
Social Media & the Law (2)
Tax Planning Skills (2)
Taxation of Business Entities (3)
Trade Secrets (2)
Topics in Tech Law Seminar (2)
Transactional Lawyering: Negotiating & Drafting Contracts (2)
Video Game Law (1)
​​​​​​​Vimeo, Twitter, & YouTube: Online Liability & Net Neutrality (FKA Social Media & Online Liability) (1)

FACULTY COORDINATORS

Professor Lili Levi
Professor Andres Sawicki