Understand Technology and Its Legal Framework – Utilize Technology to Innovate the Law.
The law is increasingly tech-driven - from the way law firms do business, to the way courts operate. Developments in the areas of telemedicine, artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, 3D printers, drones, and mobile apps, are examples of how today’s lawyers have to apply concepts of regulation, liability, privacy, intellectual property, cybersecurity, and civil and individual rights with a legal/tech lens. How do lawyers navigate federal, state, and international laws as they overlap and intersect? Miami Law prepares students for this growing landscape of technology through course offerings, engagement with entrepreneurs, and experiential opportunities regionally and elsewhere.
“I am honored that [at Law School Admission Council’s Inaugural Justice Innovation Challenge] I got to represent Miami Law, a school that continuously supports innovative and technological programs such as LawWithoutWalls, the Startup Practicum, WeRobot, and more.”
Talia Boiangin, J.D. '20
Law Innovation and Technology Clerk, Carlton Fields
“[If you are a law student interested in working within the intersection of law and tech] Ignore the latest fads, and understand the business. Tech trends are quite cyclical [while] business concepts and industry domain knowledge last forever. [This knowledge] differentiate[s] people who clients want to hire...read, and ask questions and even put finger to keyboard to learn.”
Eric Gebaide, J.D. '86
Managing Director, Innovation Advisors
New York, NY
Concentration in The Business of Innovation, Law and Technology (BILT)
Concentration in Business Compliance and Sustainability
J.D./M.M. in Music Business and Entertainment Industries
J.D./LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law
AI & Robot Law
Tech for Lawyers
Database Management Systems for Lawyers
Copyright & Trademark Litigation
“I had a meeting with a student yesterday who’s writing a paper on the area thinking through how robots can form their own corporate entities, so there’s a lot of very interesting ideas no one has thought of before, and there’s an opportunity to explore them here.”
Professor Andres Sawicki, Coordinator, Concentration in the Business of Innovation, Law, and Technology (BILT)
Sampling of Past Externships / Internships
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Trademark & Copyright Department (Pennington, NJ)
EBay (San Jose, CA)
Glint, Inc. (Silicon Valley, CA)
Law Innovation & Technology Clerkship, Carlton Fields
Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA)
NASA Office of the General Counsel (Washington, DC)
Spotify (New York, NY)
The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (Washington, DC)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Washington, DC)
University of Miami, Office of Privacy and Data Security
Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Music Group Latin America
“I can’t think of a more exciting place to practice law: Miami as a tech hub has grown immeasurably in the last few years and its transformation is only in the early stages."
Jaret Davis, J.D. ‘99
Co-Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Professor Kathleen Claussen’s scholarly interests include international and cybersecurity issues, trade and investment law, dispute settlement and procedure, and transnational business law.
Professor Michele DeStefano is the founder of LawWithoutWalls and teaches a course on law, technology, and innovation, and her scholarship focuses on the growing intersections between law and business and legal entrepreneurship.
Professor John M. Newman is an expert in antitrust, intellectual property and big tech.
Professor Mary Anne Franks has criminal law expertise in cyberstalking and live streaming violence.
Professor Michael Froomkin is the founder of the WeRobot Conference and is an expert in many areas including: Trademark, Intellectual Property in the Digital Era, Internet Governance, Law & Games, Regulation of Digital Identity, Electronic Commerce, and.the area of Drone Law.
Professor Andres Sawicki researches and teaches in the area of intellectual property.