MJ Concentration in Privacy & Technology Law
Technology and privacy issues affect nearly every aspect of our lives, and knowing the law and underlying policies is crucial to employability in our technology-driven world. Our MJ Concentration in Privacy & Technology Law provides IT industry professionals and policy makers with a command of the legal and policy issues shaping the global information marketplace. We remain the only graduate law program in the country that emphasizes privacy as part of its core curriculum.
Select courses are available online through eDegrees distance education.
Degree candidates pursuing the MJ Concentration in Privacy & Technology Law must complete 30 credit hours in order to earn their MJ degree. In addition to required courses, you will select elective courses specific to your areas of interest.
Our Privacy & Technology Law concentration attracts non-attorney professionals who desire a better understanding of information technology and privacy law. To accommodate the diverse needs and experiences of degree candidates, the program may be pursued full time or part time. Most of our degree candidates complete the program within two years. Please read the Time Limits on Degree Completion Policy.
Students who matriculated prior to August 16, 2019, are subject to degree requirements in place when they first enrolled, provided they complete those requirements within the time limit for degree completion and do not interrupt their enrollment without formal approval. Degree requirements in effect prior to August 2019 are available on eCommons; students should consult their degree audit for further information.
Note: We are currently in the process of converting JMLS course numbers to new UIC course numbers. Students registering for Summer 2020 may need to use the Registrar’s course conversion table to find the JMLS course number for summer registration. When using the table, you can use the UIC course number listed on this page to find the correlating JMLS course number needed for registration. For fall 2020, students will register using the UIC course number.
Required Introductory Courses
Required MJ Courses
- Cyberspace Law (PTL 525, 3 Credits)
- Information Law, Policy, & Privacy (PTL 518, 3 Credits)
- Intellectual Property in a Digital Environment (PTL 428, 3 Credits)*
- Technology & the Law (PTL 522, 2 Credits)
- U.S. Copyright Law (PTL 409, 3 Credits)*
*Candidates are required to take only one of these courses.
MJ Elective Courses
- Cyber Crime, Information Warfare & Economic Espionage (PTL 472, 3 Credits)
- E-Discovery (PTL 422, 2 Credits)
- Electronic Commerce Law (PTL 530, 2 Credits)
- Ethics of Practicing Law in a Digital World (PTL 511, 2 Credits)
- First Amendment Issues in a Digital Age (PTL 516, 2 Credits)
- Global Privacy Law (PTL 533, 2 Credits)
- Health Information Privacy (PTL 526, 2 Credits)
- Health Information Privacy Regulation (PTL 527, 2 Credits)
- Independent Study in Privacy & Technology Law (PTL 596, 1-3 Credits)
- International Copyright Law (PTL 499, 1 Credit)
- JITPL Comment (PTL 520, 1-2 Credits)
- Lawyering Skills IV: Drafting Information Technology Law: Representing the Technology Client (PTL 546, 2 Credits)
- Practicum in Information Technology & Privacy Law (PTL 555, 1-3 Credits)
- Special Topics in Privacy & Technology Law (PTL 594, 1-2 Credits)
Please review each course description to determine what prerequisites apply.