Commerce and Technology Law (M.C.T.L.)

Commerce and Technology Law (M.C.T.L.)
Commerce and Technology Law Master's

New challenges are created by the growth of electronic commerce, new products and services, and the growing proliferation of cybercrime every day. Our strong IP foundation has allowed us to extend our reach into a commerce and technology concentration.

Why get a master’s degree in commerce and technology law?

As we do more business online, our economy is changing. We face daily challenges and opportunities at the intersection of new digital technologies, new business models, and the regulatory and legal landscape. This commerce and technology master’s degree, supported by UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law's strong intellectual property (IP) foundation, is designed for nonlawyers who are interested in the intersection of information technology, business, and law. Expert faculty address current events and rapidly developing areas such as new payment systems and the handling of consumers’ private information. The program offers flexibility to match your career objectives with three elective component areas: Intellectual Property, Transactions/Information Age Commercial Law, and International Perspective and Regulation/Tax. This master's program provides unique knowledge that is invaluable in today's evolving digital and data-driven economy.

Why choose UNH Franklin Pierce Law School for your degree?

Founded by inventors and entrepreneurs, the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law is a pioneering powerhouse, committed to training the next generation of great lawyers through an emphasis on practice-based learning. UNH Franklin Pierce offers unique opportunities to practice skills, work side-by-side with faculty, and network with global leaders. Our active and close-knit community ensures that you will build relationships that last throughout your career. Upon graduation, you will join the ranks of our 6,000+ alumni in more than 80 countries. 

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Curriculum & Requirements

Supported by UNH Franklin Pierce Law School's strong IP foundation, the Commerce and Technology program is built at the intersection of business and law. The program explores evolving legal issues facing new business and e-commerce in the global information age economy, with a focus on data and privacy law.

Expert faculty tailor courses to current events and developments, and the program offers flexibility to match the career objectives of each individual student. Course work addresses rapidly-developing areas of the law, such as cybercrime and consumers’ private information.

The program is available in a full-time, residential format only. Classes begin in August and conclude in May.

Residential Candidate Requirements
LIP 801Graduate Legal Research and Information Literacy1
LIP 894American Legal Process and Analysis I3
LIP 895American Legal Process and Analysis II2
Three Elective Component Areas:24
Intellectual Property
Transactions/Information Age Commercial Law
International Perspective and Regulation/Tax
Total Credits30

UNH Franklin Pierce Law School graduates from the Commerce and Technology interdisciplinary Master’s or certificate program will demonstrate familiarity with these four areas: 

  • Knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law in the traditional area of business law and practice in the United States and internationally, focused on the impact of information age technology on this realm of law. 
  • Legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, problem-solving, and written and oral communication in the context of business law and practice in the United States and globally. 
  • Exercise of proper professional and ethical responsibilities as a lawyer or other type of professional to clients or other relevant stakeholders and the national and global legal systems around business law; and 
  • Other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal or other professions focused on the practice or other use of business law domestically and internationally. 

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  • Start date: August 28, 2018
  • Due date/Application Deadline (this date is subject to change): April 1 priority
  • Duration: 30 credits
    • Full-time only. Must complete degree within 12 months.

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