LL.M. with a Concentration in Legal Analytics and Innovation

The LL.M. with a concentration in legal analytics and innovation is a new program designed for attorneys desiring to deepen their knowledge or transition into this cutting-edge area of practice where law meets technology.

The program requires completion of 26 or more credit hours, depending on an applicant’s academic foundation.

Sample LL.M. Schedule

First Semester Second Semester
Statistical Foundations for Analytics (MSA) 3 credits M 7:15-9:45pm Legal Analytics II 3 credits W 2:45-5:30pm
Legal Innovation 2 credits T 4:10-5:50pm Law & Emerging Technologies 3 credits W 6:00-8:45pm
Legal Analytics I 3 credits W 2:45-5:30pm Legal Analytics Lab 3 credits F 9:30-11:10am
Data Programming for Analytics (MSA) 3 credits W 7:15-9:45pm Legal Operations & Technology 2 credits Hybrid (F 4:10-5:50pm)
Cyber & Privacy Law 3 credits Th 6:00-8:45pm Analytics Writing Project 2 credits Independent
Total 14 credits Total 13 credits

 

This is a sample schedule based on fall 2019—spring 2020 offerings. Each student’s LL.M. program is custom-developed in close consultation with the student and with LAII faculty

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

  • Legal Analytics I
  • Legal Analytics II
  • Legal Analytics Lab

Required for students without a strong math and programming background:

  • MATH 7100—Basic Math for Analytics (1.5 credits)
  • CSC 7003—Programming for Data Science (1.5 credits)

Additional Courses

LL.M. students will work with the LL.M. director and the executive director for the Legal Analytics & Innovation Initiative to customize a program that may also include additional credits from the courses offered in the MSA program (robinson.gsu.edu/masters-programs/ms-inanalytics/curriculum), as well as analytics-related courses within the College of Law, such as:

  1. LAW- e-Discovery
  2. LAW- Advanced Legal Research
  3. LAW- Cyberlaw
  4. LAW- Contract Drafting & Risk Analysis
  5. LAW- Computers and the Law
  6. LAW- Complex Litigation
  7. LAW- Fundamentals of Law Practice
  8. LAW- Law and Emerging Technologies
  9. LAW- Law Practice Technology
  10. LAW- Legal Tech. Competency & Operations
  11. LAW- The Role of In-House Counsel

Domestic LL.M. students will also be responsible for completing a substantial independent writing project in legal analytics, meeting the College of Law’s established writing requirement, of publishable quality, as part of one of the above electives or as independent research supervised by a law faculty member.

How to Apply

LL.M. applicants must submit an application through LSAC, llm.lsac.org/LOGIN/Access.aspx.

The following documents are required for the LL.M.:

  • Application
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcript from the J.D. institution
  • Transcripts from other institutions where the applicant has completed any other graduate level coursework, if applicable
  • A professional or academic writing sample

Questions?

Ben Chapman, Executive Director, Legal Analytics & Innovation Initiative
bchapman8@gsu.edu
404-413-9274

Legal Analytics Concentration