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Biotechnology and Genomics

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LLM in Biotechnology and Genomics

Genetics is becoming an important part of many legal practice areas, including intellectual property, family, health, constitutional, employment, criminal, corporate and agricultural law. Advancements in technology, from stem cell research and genetically modified organisms to DNA forensic evidence and nanotechnology, are raising a multitude of legal questions about privacy, intellectual property, regulation and liability.

Today’s lawyers must be prepared to handle challenges like these that surround international trade, evidentiary standards, personalized medicine, licensing and business planning, to name a few. The LLM degree in biotechnology and genomics is housed in the Center for Law, Science & Innovation, the nation’s largest and oldest multidisciplinary research center focusing on the legal implications of new scientific discoveries and emerging technologies. The faculty has a long history of high-quality teaching, and a vast number hold post-graduate degrees in a wide array of sciences, and the coursework and research opportunities are diverse.


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