September 5, 2017 - Georgetown Welcomes First Class of Tech Law & Policy Scholars; Visit Federal Circuit

This semester, the Law School welcomes its first class of Technology Law & Policy Scholars - a group of 1L students who were competitively selected to focus on technology law and policy during their time at Georgetown Law.

Our inaugural class of sixteen students have diverse backgrounds and areas of interest, from privacy, to cybersecurity, intellectual property, and telecommunications law. Half of the class bring advanced degrees and prior careers in technology-related fields; others come with a deep interest in the intersection of technology and social justice. 

The Tech Law Scholars' 1L Seminar introduces them to key participants in the technology policy ecosystem. On Friday September 9, the Scholars watched oral arguments at the Federal Circuit and met for a private discussion with Senior Judge Richard Linn and his clerk. Other classes will take students to Congress, the Copyright Office, the FCC, FTC and U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, as well as non-profit organizations and companies that advocate on tech policy issues.

You can learn more about the Tech Law & Policy Scholars Program here. Applications will open in Spring 2018 for students who have been admitted to the Georgetown Law Class of 2021. 

The ceremonial courtroom of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, where Tech Law Scholars met with Judge Richard Linn (L'69) this month. 

The ceremonial courtroom of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, where Tech Law Scholars met with Judge Richard Linn (L'69) this month.