Master of Laws Program in Cybersecurity Law & Policy

Center for Cyber Defense Research & Innovation Studies

 

STU Law is launching a new 100% fully 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 in the Fall of 2019 and will fill an urgent demand for policy and technical knowledge, preparing future cyber warriors with the legal knowledge relevant to cybersecurity.

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 in the Fall of 2019 and will fill an urgent demand for policy and technical knowledge, preparing future cyber warriors with the legal knowledge relevant to cybersecurity.

The LL.M. program will accept students in the US and abroad. Qualified students without a JD (or undergraduate law degree) will be able to enroll. Students with-non-US 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.

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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 also 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.


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.

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Administration

Meet the Program Director: Roy Balleste, Professor of Law

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

Accreditation

St. Thomas University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, law, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of St. Thomas University.

St. Thomas University School of Law has been fully accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) since 1988. The School of Law is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). In 2001, the law school was admitted into the prestigious Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Admissions to this association is competitive, and is attained through a rigorous applications process, site visits, and written reports. Upon our admission, the AALS complimented St. Thomas University School of Law on “its commitment to diversity in the student body, the faculty’s focus on excellence in teaching, the commendable physical plant, the innovative library, and the notable spirit of camaraderie among the broader law school community.”

The program is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS). The American Bar Association does not formally approve any program other than the first degree in law (J.D.). However, STU Law must obtain acquiescence from the ABA prior to commencing of the LL.M. program. The director (pending SACS approval and ABA acquiescence) is in the process of requesting the required accreditation.


***This page will be updated on a regular basis. Last updated February 7, 2019.