There is a growing need for lawyers who understand technology. Tech-savvy lawyers add value in traditional legal settings—the law firm, the boardroom, the courthouse—but they increasingly play critical roles in private firms and government offices where they can shape technology policy.
University of Arizona Law's TechLaw program was created to examine issues on both sides of the law-and-technology nexus. The TechLaw program includes:
- A competitive full-tuition+ TechLaw Fellowship for JD students
- A dedicated curriculum focused on law and technology
- Faculty leaders working on scholarship and policy
- Special events and guest speakers
- Employment pathways and partnerships for students
“Law schools tend to treat technology in one of two ways: as a force that might change the laws on the books, or as a force that might change the practice of the law. We want to integrate these two inquiries under one heading as we continue researching the future of the law and legal education.”
-Professor Andrew Keane Wood
For high-performing students with a background in STEM fields, the TechLaw Fellowships provide a full-tuition scholarship, additional stipend, TechLaw curriculum and exclusive employment opportunities.
Our faculty are leaders in scholarship and policy in areas including privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property, innovation for justice, quantlaw, regulatory science, and more.
We think more organizations need lawyers who have also received rigorous technical training. In order to help fill that demand, we are recruiting STEM students to law, cultivating faculty work in law and technology, partnering with tech-focused employers, and convening special events that examine how technology is changing the practice of law and the administration of justice.
Tech Law Jobs
These are just a few examples of jobs that operate at the intersection of law and technology:
- Cybersecurity staffer at Google
- Product counsel at a startup
- Legislative counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee investigating election hacking
- Director of legal operations at a medium or large enterprise
- Lawyers at a nonprofit seeking to close the access-to-justice gap