Legal Innovation and Technology (LL.M.)

The LL.M. Program in Legal Innovation and Technology is offered through Chicago-Kent College of Law's Office of International Programs. You may use their online form to request information and updates regarding admission.

Program Overview

The LL.M. Program in Legal Innovation and Technology, which leads to a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Legal Innovation and Technology, provides a one-year, full-time course of study (24 minimum total credit hours) with an emphasis on how emerging technologies, big data, and innovation in the legal industry enhance and impact the practice of law and the delivery of legal services. The program may also be taken on a part-time basis for United States citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

Market forces have led clients and consumers to seek services that are better, faster, and cheaper than traditional models. The principles from courses in the program can be applied broadly across the legal industry, from large law firms to corporate legal departments to legal aid organizations. The topics and concepts covered in the program are further aimed at developing knowledge and skills in emerging tech that are fast becoming essential for lawyers to understand clients’ businesses and needs. 

Courses in the LL.M. program offer both U.S. and international law graduates an opportunity to explore topics such as legal analytics, machine learning, project management, technology-aided access to justice, legal ethics, and blockchain and cryptocurrency. Students have the opportunity to learn firsthand from the nation’s leading academic experts in this area and leading professionals who are currently leveraging technology and more efficient business processes.

  • Introduction to the American Legal System (required for non-J.D. holders and offered as a pre-fall-semester, short and intensive course) (2 credits)
  • Legal Analytics I (2 credits)
  • Legal Project Management + Process Improvement (Lean/Six Sigma) (2 credits)
  • Justice + Technology Practicum I (2 credits)
  • E-Discovery (2 credits)
  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Law (2 credits)

Use our online form to request information and updates regarding admission to the LL.M. Program in Legal Innovation and Technology.