Law & Technology Certificate Program

Technology Law & Policy Center

Certificate Program Overview

NCCU Law is strongly committed to preparing students for the increasing technology-driven legal industry and, in support of that goal, has established the NCCU Law & Technology Certificate Program. The Law & Technology Certificate recognizes a student’s successful completion of a focused course of technology and law study. Students who earn this Certificate will have completed classes and assignments that will ensure that the student has (1) studied a broad range of law of technology and technology law subjects, (2) engaged in an in-depth study in one or more technology law subjects, and (3) developed competence in the area of law practice technology.

Students are also provided instruction and support to facilitate them earning industry certifications such as the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and Security+ certifications.


To obtain the Certificate, students must take 15 credit hours of approved courses. In addition to coursework, students must gain practical technology law experience through a simulation course, a legal externship, or a clinic. Students must also complete assigned modules and lessons in training and assessment tools.

Students must complete the following required law tech classes:

  • Legal Technology, Equity & Leadership
  • Law Practice Technology
  • Legal Tech Experiential Course (simulation course, law tech externship, or law tech clinic)
  • Tech-Emphasized Professional Responsibility Course
  • Tech-Focused Practice-Oriented Writing Course
  • Tech-Focused Writing Seminar Course

Students must also complete at least one technology law elective in the following or similar areas:

  • Access to Justice and Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrency
  • Computer Crime Law
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • eDiscovery
  • FinTech / DeFi
  • Intellectual Property / Patent / Copyright / Trademark
  • Legal Operations
  • Privacy Law
  • Technology, Equity & Policy

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, as technology law is ever-changing.

Students must also complete assigned modules and lessons in training and assessment tools. 

Finally, students must also complete 25 legal tech-related pro bono hours.