Master of Laws Program in Cybersecurity Law & Policy

Center for Cyber Defense Research & Innovation Studies

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St. Thomas Law is launching a completely online program providing students the option to pursue an LL.M. in the fast-growing field of cybersecurity. The LL.M. Program is supported by the School of Law, which recognizes the importance of cybersecurity for our nation and the global community. Whether a desire to pursue a career in law firms, government, private sector, or military, the LL.M. will help students prepare for this challenging filed. The innovative graduate program will provide a wide perspective, integrating law, policy, and technology.

This online program is designed to be completed in one year and is designed to meet the needs of working professionals, as well as traditional students, seeking a flexible opportunity to advance career goals. All sectors of society are increasingly vulnerable to surreptitious network intrusions that threaten data integrity, personal privacy, and national security. The program begins January 2020 and will fill an urgent demand for policy, law, and related technical knowledge, preparing future cyber warriors with the know-how to face challenging cyber threats.

The LL.M. program will accept students from the U.S. and abroad. Qualified students without a JD (or undergraduate law degree) will be able to enroll. Students with-non-U.S. degrees and interested in developing an understanding of legal principles as it applies to their careers or field of expertise will be able to enroll. No technical knowledge will be required.




St. Thomas University School of Law is a member of the National CyberWatch Center.




The program is a collaborating institution of the MILAMOS Project: the Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space.




The Program is developing a partnership with ShoCard to provide an opportunity for faculty and students to experience how blockchain-based identity and authentication solutions improve security and secure personal identification data.




Meet the Program Director: Roy Balleste, Professor of Law

Meet the Dean of the School of Law: Tamara Lawson, Dean and Professor of Law

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***This page will be updated on a regular basis. Last updated July 8, 2019.