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Law & Innovation Curriculum

Core Courses

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

Legal Problem Solving - Cat Moon

Legal Project Management - Larry Bridgesmith (short course)

Technology in Legal Practice - Marc Jenkins

Related Courses

Technology Orientation

Intellectual Property Survey - Daniel Gervais

Patent Law - Sean Seymore

Advanced Patent Law and Policy - Sean Seymore

Information Privacy Law - Lydia Jones

Law of Cyberspace - Jason Epstein

Access to Legal Services

Civil Practice Clinic - Alex Hurder

Criminal Practice Clinic - Sue Kay

Family Law and Domestic Violence Clinic - Yoli Redero

Intellectual Property and the Arts Clinic - Michael Bressman

Lawyering Skills

Establishment and Management of Nonprofit Corporations - Casey Summar

Legal Interviewing and Counseling - Alex Hurder

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

Mediation - Larry Bridgesmith

Negotiation - Cheryl Mason



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.