At Emerson on UD’s campus, students are learning about the “internet of things” and are able to gain experience with the technology right where it’s being developed, Strauss said. By 2020, Strauss said he expects there will be more than 200 billion connected devices that will include wearables, phones, Internet-connected homes and autonomous cars that communicate with each other and humans.
“These devices provide a multitude of social and individual benefits, but they also raise legal issues,” Strauss said. “It’s increasingly important our students are prepared to work in this area.”
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The collaborations with Emerson and LexisNexis are the latest additions to UD’s technology law school initiative. The initiative is building a reputation for being at the forefront of law and technology in both teaching and research, according to UD.
National experts teach students in UD’s law and technology program, which offers concentrations and certificates in intellectual property and cyber law.
Students can also get a “tech credential” in addition to their law degree, according to the university. The credential is designed to show employers that they know how to use the kind of tech that law firms, courts and others use while practicing.