Innovation, Law and Technology (2018-19)


The GPLLM in Innovation, Law and Technology is the first offering of its kind in Canada  It will provide legal and other professionals, including lawyers, legal services professionals founders, makers, business, IT, compliance, financial, and others, with the sophisticated legal knowledge and professional skills required to understand the relationship between the law and technology, including the impact of technology on the law, and to successfully navigate a career in the innovation economy.

Program Length and Structure

The GPLLM is a full-time executive program that is one-year in length and offered in the evenings and on weekends in order to accommodate the schedules of busy professionals. The program consists of three terms (September to December, January to April, and May to August), each of which starts with a short residential module at the law school. The schedule offers a deliberate balance between rigorous academic engagement, and respect for your personal and professional commitments. The 2018-19 GPLLM schedule is available here


The GPLLM curriculum is carefully curated in order to provide you with exposure to the legal issues and problems that are most timely and relevant.  Students will have the opportunity to work on real-world driven problems, in teams as well as individually.  The skills and knowledge you acquire in the program will immediately inform how you approach the problems and challenges you face with an entirely new – and transformative – skill set.

The program consists of ten courses.  Students must complete five core courses as well as five electives, several of which may be chosen from a concentration other than that in which you are registered.  On top of this, the program provides numerous opportunities for participants to engage with faculty, guest speakers and industry experts.

Innovation, Law and Technology
Required Credit/Non-credit
Introductory Session
Core Courses [ 5 required]Electives* [5 required]
Students may complete two electives from a concentration other than that in which they are enrolled.
Legal MethodsThe Law of Disruptive Technologies and Artificial IntelligenceCryptocurrencies, Cryptoventures, and the Future of Exchange 
Privacy and Data GovernanceFinancing Technological Innovation 
Cybersecurity & Data Protection in a Global Information EconomyDesign Thinking 
Intellectual Property and StrategyLegal Technology and Informatics 
The Legal Challenges of Digital EnvironmentsHealth, Innovation and the Law
 Launching Technology Ventures
 Understanding the Entrepreneurial Client
 Taxonomy of Innovation: Solving Business Problems and Reducing Legal Friction

*Please note that not all elective courses will necessarily be available every year.