Technology - The New Frontier in Law

Technology is one of the most challenging—and compelling—areas of the law today. It is also an area that is continually evolving and testing legal professionals every day. If you have an interest in the tech universe and its attendant legal challenges, this program was designed for you. Magnify the impact of your J.D. from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law while gaining a significant advantage in the marketplace. Lawyers with this subject-matter expertise are in enormous demand both by high-tech companies and the ordinary citizens who are challenging their dominance.

Your NSU Law transcript will carry this designation for life, and your work will be recognized at graduation.


How the Intellectual Property, Technology, and Cybersecurity Law Concentration Works

Earn recognition and experience from NSU Law’s vast selection of privacy, data security, and patent law courses.

Complete requirements listed below.
Earn a grade of “C” or higher (or a “pass” for courses graded P/F or P/D/F) in each course that counts toward the concentration.
Required Courses (You must successfully complete two of the following courses)
LAW 0817
Copyright Law (LAW 0817 / Credits: 3 )
LAW 0510
Intellectual Property Law (LAW 0510 / Credits: 3 )
LAW 0815
Patent Law (LAW 0815 / Credits: 2 )
LAW 0696
Trademark and Unfair Competition (LAW 0696 / Credits: 3 )
Courses (You must successfully complete at least two (2) instructional offerings from the following list. You may also choose one of the courses from the core curriculum above to meet this requirement.)
LAW 1048
Entertainment Law (LAW 1048 / Credits: 2 )
LAW 0091
Information Privacy Law (LAW 0091 / Credits: 3 )
LAW 0705
International Intellectual Property Law (LAW 0705 / Credits: 3 )
Other curricular opportunities ( )
- Participation in the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition ( / Credits: 2 )
Courses (You must successfully complete at least one (1) opportunity from the following list.)
LAW 0600
Drafting and Negotiating Intellectual Property Licenses (LAW 0600 / Credits: 2 )
LAW 0819
Patent Prosecution (LAW 0819 / Credits: 2 )
Other curricular opportunities: ( )
- A Civil Clinical Placement in an IP Related Area ( )
- Sharon & Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic ( )
Writing Credits
- You can meet the upper-level writing requirement through an approved writing requirement seminar, or a two (2) credit supervised independent research project. ( )
- Your concentration advisor must assess whether the seminar or the research topic is sufficiently focused on your area of concentration. ( )
- Any full-time faculty member teaching courses in the core or secondary curriculum may serve as the supervising professor for independent research papers. ( )
To satisfy the requirements for this concentration, you must complete a 20-hour service component. The service requirement may be fulfilled by: ( )
- Providing pro bono legal work in your area of concentration ( )
- Participating in an ABA Law Student Action Group (LSAG) section approved by your concentration adviser. ( )
- Participating as an affiliate student member of the Florida Bar Business Law Section’s Computer Law Committee or Intellectual Property Committee. ( )
- Organizing or assisting with speakers’ panels offered in IP seminars or workshops. ( )
- Participating in the Law School’s Intellectual Property Law Society. ( )
Service Component work for this concentration may satisfy some, if not all, of the Law School’s Qualifying Service Requirement. Make sure to clear any Service Component activities with your concentration faculty advisor to ensure that you are meeting both requirements. ( )

Intellectual Property, Technology, and Cybersecurity Law Completion Form

Form Requirement

You must submit the Intellectual Property, Technology and Cybersecurity Law Completion Form to the faculty coordinator by October 30th to have this distinction noted in the program for December graduation and by March 15th for May graduation. It must be turned in by the last day of finals in your last semester if the concentration is to appear in your college transcript.

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