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Law & Innovation Curriculum

Core Courses

LAW PRACTICE 2050 - J.B. Ruhl (anchor course)

Law as a Business - Cat Moon

Legal Operations - Cat Moon

Legal Problem Solving - Cat Moon

Legal Project Management - Larry Bridgesmith

Related Courses

Technology Orientation

Blockchains and Smart Contracts - Cat Moon

Intellectual Property Survey - Daniel Gervais

Patent Law

Advanced Patent Law and Policy

Law of Cyberspace - Jason Epstein

Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law - Daniel Gervais (seminar)


Lawyering Skills

Leading in the Law - Cat Moon

Legal Practice Technology - Mark Williams

Non-Litigation Strategies for Change in Public and Social Policy - Roger Conner

Negotiation - Cheryl Mason (short course)

Role of In-House Counsel - Tatiana Stolijarova



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.

Directed Research

Vanderbilt law students may take advantage of a variety of opportunities to conduct research with Law & Innovation faculty, either by assisting faculty members with their research or by conducting their own research under faculty supervision.