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:
15-1122

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

More 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.

Required Documents

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  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Essay of approximately 500 words
    • Can be a personal statement outlining personal and/or professional goals you hope to achieve through the program, or on another topic that showcases your writing skills
  • Resume
    • Quality and quantity of professional experience will be evaluated
  • Standardized test score reports (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT) can be submitted, but are not required.
  • Additional requirements for international students
    • International students must have an earned Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or its equivalent. Admissions will be based on grades from prior institutions. No entry exam is required; however, those 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
Electives18.0
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)
FallCreditsSpringCredits
LAW 770S3.0LSTU 502S3.0
LSTU 501S3.0LSTU 507S3.0
 6 6
Second Year (Part-Time)
FallCreditsSpringCredits
LAW 998S3.0LAW 999S3.0
LSTU 515S3.0LSTU 517S3.0
 6 6
Total Credits 24
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