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 Law now has three clinics doing applied work in technology law and policy, plus an exciting array of practicum courses. These include:

Clinics

  • IPR Communications & Technology Clinic. Students in the IPR Communications & Technology Clinic spend a 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.

  • Federal Legislation Clinic. Led by Professor Alvaro Bedoya, the Federal Legislation Clinic focuses on policy problems at the intersection of civil rights and technology, and advises national privacy, civil rights and immigrant rights organizations. Students draft op-eds and strategy documents for legislative campaigns, accompany clients to regulatory agencies, and more. In the spring semester, the Clinic seminar is usually offered as a joint course with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Intellectual Property & Information Policy Clinic. Georgetown’s newest clinic launches in Spring 2020. The Clinic focuses on strategic counseling for individuals, non-profit organizations, and consumer groups engaged with intellectual property and information policy matters from a public interest perspective. Through the seminar, students can expect to learn about how substantive intellectual property law (including copyright, trademark, trade secret, and patent) and information policy (such as privacy, free speech, Communications Decency Act § 230, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act) intersects with social justice movements, both historically and currently.

practicums

For a full list of tech law and policy classes offered at Georgetown Law, click here.

Above, student participants in the Iron Tech Lawyer competition meet with professors and judges. Photo courtesy Jeffrey Macmillan.