Program on Law & Innovation

Training for the Future

The Program on Law & Innovation offers an innovative curriculum designed to prepare Vanderbilt Law students to thrive in an environment where rapid change will have a profound impact on legal practice, clients’ needs and expectations, and the ways clients access legal services. Beginning with Law Practice 2050, the program’s anchor course, students explore scenarios for future social, economic, technological, and environmental change and learn to anticipate the corresponding impact on legal services.

  • Elective Courses
    • Law Practice 2050
    • Law as a Business
    • Legal Operations
    • Legal Problem Solving
    • Legal Project Management
    • Design Your Life in the Law
    • Leading in the Law
  • Skills Courses
    • Blockchains and Smart Contracts
    • Intellectual Property Survey
    • Patent Law
    • Advanced Patent Law and Policy
    • Law of Cyberspace
    • Legal Practice Technology
    • Non-Litigation Strategies for Change in Public and Social Policy
    • Externship - Full Semester
    • Externship - In Nashville/Academic Year/Summer
    • Externship - Outside Nashville/Summer
  • Short Courses & Seminars
    • Negotiation
    • Role of In-House Counsel
    • Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law

NOTE: Not all courses listed are offered every semester. Newer courses might not yet be listed above. Please see the semester schedules for more accurate course offerings.

Additional Opportunities

Students can earn credit by participating in a rich variety of supervised externships, not only in Nashville but also in other parts of the country and around the world. The Law & Innovation Program encourages students to seek out externships in areas related to the intersection of law, technology, and social justice. Program faculty are well-situated to help students find suitable placements.

Have Questions?

Email the Program on Law & Innovation coordinator.