Law and Technology examines the impact of technologies on law and the legal regulation of technology. The concentration covers a wide range of technologies, both historical and emerging, and their intersection with any field of law, including intellectual property, privacy, human rights, property, torts, competition, consumer protection, contracts, constitutional, and international law. The field examines questions such as how law can facilitate innovation and how law should address the effects of technologies. It considers issues related to the impact of technology on society, such as free expression, equality, access to information, and legal ethics. Examples of emerging areas include smart cities, artificial intelligence, algorithmic decision making, digital currency, virtual reality, access to knowledge, e-government, and cybersecurity. The aim of the program is to provide graduate students with a unique opportunity to take specialized courses, obtain practical experience, and conduct original research on law and technology with a focus on Canadian law, comparative law, or international law.

You may also wish to consult the information about Law and Technology, under the uOttawa Faculty of Law, Common Law Section.

We invite you to explore the Program Requirements and Course Descriptions.

ScholarshipThe Ian R. Kerr Memorial Fund for LLM in law and technology