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Applying the rigorous standards of Cornell Law School, the Master of Laws at Cornell Tech will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful attorney in technology and entrepreneurship. You'll learn the legal and business considerations applicable to technologists and entrepreneurs, as well as the public policy and legal frameworks that promote or limit innovation. Upon graduation you'll be prepared to be a central part of a team of technologists, entrepreneurs, business managers, fellow lawyers, and other professionals throughout the technology world.

The Cornell Tech LLM program is an integral part of the new academic model at Cornell Tech, where education and research are closely tied to creating and expanding companies and industries. As a student, you'll have unique collaboration opportunities on campus, as well as with New York-based companies in the tech industry.

Program Overview


The Cornell Tech LLM curriculum will teach you the legal principles and practical business applications needed to support and lead technology companies in the increasingly complex and dynamic digital economy. You'll learn the public policy and legal frameworks that promote or limit innovation. And you'll learn to analyze and address the principal institutional, legal, and business issues that affect technology-related and entrepreneurial businesses through structuring, legal documentation, and your role as lawyers.

Cornell Tech's education model is dynamic, so the curriculum is likely to change from year to year. Click below to see what your schedule might look like.

Curriculum Overview


Our curriculum is anchored by two intensely immersive team experience- the first semester Product Studio, in which you'll develop a new tech product or service in response to a challenge posed by companies like Uber, Robin Hood and Canary, and the second semester Startup Studio, in which you'll develop a new startup from the ground up.

Studio Overview

Who should apply?

Ideal candidates for the LLM degree at Cornell Tech are already-practicing attorneys or recent law graduates who possess strong academic or professional credentials, as well as an active interest in technology and entrepreneurship. Please note that Tech LLM will not qualify foreign-trained lawyers to sit for the New York bar exam.

How To Apply