Cyber Law and Data Privacy

Major: Cyber Law and Data Privacy
Degree Awarded: Master of Laws (LLM)
Calendar Type: Semester
Total Credit Hours: 24.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 11.1003
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:

About the Program

The LLM degree is designed for experienced domestic and international attorneys who are looking for advanced skills in legal regulatory analysis and policy pertinent to cybersecurity and data/information privacy. As the internet and cyberspace play increasingly important roles in our daily personal and business activities, and as the field becomes more heavily regulated, legal employers, including law firms, government agencies and law departments, seek lawyers with a deeper understanding of the manner in which new and developing cyber-related regulations affect their clients and business interests. LLM students must hold a JD or its international equivalent (LLB). This degree is not designed to prepare students for any Bar Exam.

Additional information about the Thomas R. Kline School of Law is available on the school's website.

Admission Requirements

Domestic students must have earned a JD from an ABA accredited law school. International students must have an earned Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) or its equivalent. Admissions will be based on applicant grades from their prior institutions. No entry exam is required, except that students who have completed their first law degree program in a language other than English will be required to have a minimum score on the TOEFL or a comparable exam.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
LSTU 501SCompliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting3.0
LSTU 507SRisk Assessment and Management3.0
Foreign-trained students may also be required to complete one or more of the following:
Introduction to United States Legal Systems
Introduction to the Legal System
Legal Research and Analysis
Students will take 18 additional credits of course offerings (or 12 credits of course offerings plus Thesis I and Thesis II).
Legal Regulation of Global Financial Crimes
Internet Law
European Union Data Privacy and Protection
Thesis I –Scholarly Legal Writing: Planning and Preparation
Thesis II – Scholarly Legal Writing: Writing, Refining, and Presentation
Ethics and Professional Standards
Patients and Privacy: HIPAA and Related Regulations
Information Privacy Law
The Law and Strategies Surrounding Cybersecurity
Total Credits24.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year (Part-Time)
LAW 770SEuropean Union Data Privacy and Protection 3.0
LSTU 501SCompliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting3.0
 Term Credits6.0
LSTU 502SEthics and Professional Standards3.0
LSTU 507SRisk Assessment and Management3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Second Year (Part-Time)
LAW 998SThesis I –Scholarly Legal Writing: Planning and Preparation3.0
LSTU 515SInformation Privacy Law3.0
 Term Credits6.0
LAW 999SThesis II – Scholarly Legal Writing: Writing, Refining, and Presentation3.0
LSTU 517SThe Law and Strategies Surrounding Cybersecurity3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Total Credit: 24.0
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