Georgetown Law students are not only familiar with contemporary policy debates; they also learn how to code, have written legislative proposals, and submitted briefs to the Federal Circuit, FCC, and FTC.
Georgetown's clinical and practicum course offerings in technology include:
Computer Programming for Lawyers. In two classes designed to give law students a strong working knowledge of technological tools, Prof. Paul Ohm teaches students to code in Python and understand the Linux command line.
Iron Tech Lawyer competition. In a class led by Prof. Tanina Rostain, students develop apps to simplify complex legal schemes and serve disadvantaged clients, culminating in the annual Iron Tech Lawyer competition.
Privacy Practicum. In a class led by Profs. David Vladeck and Alvaro Bedoya, students collaborate with MIT engineering students to draft new model privacy laws, presenting their proposals to legislators, policymakers, and experts from industry and non-profits.
Communications & Technology Clinic. Students in Prof. Angela Campbell’s spend a full semester working full-time on cases involving communications policy and law, addressing issues such as access to affordable broadband service, protecting children from unfair and deceptive web advertising, or compliance with children’s privacy rules.
Communications & Tech Policy: Advocacy in the Public Interest. This practicum led by former Clinton Administration official David Goodfriend (L'97) pairs classroom discussion of legislative and administrative policy-making with supervised placements in tech-related public interest advocacy groups around Washington, DC.
National Security Crisis Simulation. Students simulate the work of the National Security Council during a mock national security crisis supervised by Prof. Laura Donohue and a team of volunteer practitioners.