The Catholic University of America
Law & Technology Institute Curriculum: 
Communications Law Track

Institutes and Special Programs | Law & Technology Institute | Law & Technology Institute Curriculum

 

Required Courses

• Administrative Law
• Communications Law Practicum
• Introduction to Communications Law

 

Elective courses (3 required)

• Antitrust
• Copyright Law
• Cybercrime and Criminal Enforcement
• Cyberlaw
• e-Discovery
• Entertainment Law
• First Amendment Problems of the Media
• Information Privacy
• Intellectual Property Transactions
• International Intellectual Property
• Introduction to Intellectual Property
• Justice Scalia's Textualism
• Legal Drafting Seminar – Contract Drafting
• Legal Drafting Seminar – Legislation
• Lobbying and the Law
• Patent Law
• Sports and the Law
• Trademarks and Unfair Competition

 

Transition to Practice (1 required; must be taken during 3rd or 4th year,
unless fulfilling this requirement with a clinic)

• Advanced Trial Practice
• Civil Practice Clinic
• Intellectual Property Capstone
• Legislation: The Making of a Federal Statute
• Negotiations: Theory and Practice
• Trial Practice

 

Externship Opportunities

LTI students following the communications law track are required to complete one for-credit (unpaid) externship focused on communications law with an organization outside the law school, and are strongly encouraged to complete at least one additional paid or unpaid communications-focused externship during their course of study. With permission of the Directors, current full-time communications work experience may be used to fulfill the externship requirement. The following is a partial list of organizations where students have served in externships: 

Federal Government

Department of Commerce, NTIA
Department of Justice
Department of State
Executive Office of the President of the United States, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Trade Commission
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet


Associations and Public Interest Organizations

CTIA - The Wireless Association
Center for Democracy and Technology
National Association of Broadcasters
National Public Radio
Newseum
Newspaper Association of America
Personal Communications Industry Association
Public Knowledge
Radio Television News Directors Association
Recording Industry Association of America
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Telecommunications Industry Association


Businesses

AT&T
Comcast
Fox Television Stations, Inc
Mobile Satellite Ventures
National Geographic Channel
NBC-Universal
Nokia
T-Mobile
Verizon


Law Firms

Arnold and Porter
Bingham
Fletcher Heald & Hildreth
Lampert, O'Connor, Johnston P.C.
Latham & Watkins
Venable
Wiley Rein, LLP
Wilkinson Barker Knauer
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

 

Institutes and Programs 
Contact Information

Phone: 202-319-6081

Fax: 202-319-4004

Email: institutes@law.edu

Mailing Address:

Office of Institues and Special Programs
The Catholic University of America
Columbus School of Law

Washington, DC 20064

Constantia Dedoulis
Director of Institutes and Special Programs