Georgetown Law’s Tech Law & Policy Scholars program, launched in September 2017, formally recognizes students’ deep focus in the field.
Tech Scholars participate in two year-long seminars in their 1L and 2L years. The 1L seminar exposes Scholars to key institutions and organizations that shape technology law and policy, through visitor presentations and faculty-coordinated field trips to federal agencies, Congress, the courts, or private sector and non-profit organizations. The 2L seminar takes a deep dive into current ethical, constitutional and policy issues relating to technology through bi-weekly sessions taught by members of Georgetown’s technology law faculty.
Tech Scholars are required to take one Core Course, two Advanced Courses, and four credits in Clinical or Skills-Based classes from the Technology Law curriculum (available here). Scholars must also complete their Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement in a course related to technology law and policy.
Admission to the Tech Law & Scholars program is based on a supplemental application submitted following admission to the JD program.
UPDATE for incoming students:
Applications for the incoming class of Tech Law Scholars were due by March 1, 2018. If you are accepted to Georgetown after that date and would like to apply for the Tech Law Scholars program, please contact TechInstitute@law.georgetown.edu to discuss your application. The application for incoming 1L students is available here.
UPDATE for current georgetown 1ls and transfer students:
The Tech Law Scholars Program is opening a limited number of spaces for rising 2Ls and second year part-time students to join the program for Fall 2018. Accepted students will participate in the Tech Law & Scholars II Seminar during the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters, and must otherwise meet the requirements of Tech Law Scholars program before they graduate (described below). The deadline to apply is June 17, 2018. The 2018 application for rising 2Ls and second-year part-time students is available here.