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New Media Law (Pre-Law)

Program Description

This concentration is for students who intend on pursing law school. Students will take standard pre-law courses, accompanied by ones that focus on legal issues that affect the games industry, such as player contracts, advertising, copyright and IP, work-for-hire, internet law, incorporation, privacy compliance, and more. Students will receive assistance applying to law school.

Course Requirements

This concentration is under review. Please inquire within for updated guidelines.

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