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Biotechnology and Genomics

Arizona State University

12 months
49038 USD/year
49038 USD/year
29358 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students at the Biotechnology and Genomics LLM program from Arizona State University explore and examine the law that enables and constrains the development, control and application of 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.

The Biotechnology and Genomics LLM program from Arizona State University is associated with the Center for Law, Science and 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 postgraduate degrees in a wide array of sciences.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Laws program in biotechnology and genomics can excel in the following legal fields:

  • agricultural law and policy
  • bioethics
  • biomedical research ethics and law
  • biotechnology policy
  • biotechnology licensing and litigation
  • FDA regulation
  • genetics and the law
  • health law, particularly public health law
  • intellectual property law
  • nanotechnology law and policy
  • neuroscience and the law
  • patent law and patent litigation
  • privacy

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioethics
  • Biomedical Research Ethics and Law
  • Biotechnology: Law, Science & Policy
  • Biotechnology Licensing & Litigation
  • FDA Regulation
  • Genetics and the Law
  • Health Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Nanotechnology Law and Policy
  • Neuroscience and the Law
  • Patent Law and Patent Litigation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 SCH


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • completed Law School Admissions Council electronic application form, available at
  • completed LLM Credential Assembly Service report:
  • required application fee
  • resume that does not exceed three typed pages
  • personal statement that does not exceed 1,250 words (double-spaced typed pages)
  • transcripts from all institutions attended, including the transcript showing that the bachelor's degree and law degree were conferred
  • two letters of recommendation
  • writing sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    49038 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49038 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    49038 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49038 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    29358 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29358 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Phoenix

900 - 1450 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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