National Security & Cybersecurity Law

This practice area has evolved with the world’s increased connectivity through the use of modern technology and cyberspace and the accompanying growing vulnerabilities from physical and cyber threats. Courses in this practice area explore the use of the internet and technologies, as well as sophisticated cyber actors and nation-states and how they exploit vulnerabilities, steal information and money, and develop methods to disrupt, destroy, or threaten essential services. The field includes law on the use of securing the critical cyber infrastructure, cyber breaches, armed forces and intelligence operations abroad, counterterrorism, homeland security, management of crises, congressional oversight, and classified information. The two foundational survey courses are National Security Law and Cybersecurity Law and Policy. The remaining advanced courses pursue in greater detail issues raised in the survey courses.


Foundation Courses

  • National Security Law (6870)
  • Cybersecurity Law and Policy (6879)

Advanced Courses

  • E-Commerce (6283)
  • Computer Crime (6396)
  • Constitutional Law Seminar (Cyber, Privacy, and Speech) (6399)
  • Communications Law (6412)
  • Telecommunications Law (6414)
  • Computer Law (6484)
  • Law in Cyberspace (6485)
  • Information Privacy Law (6486)
  • Internet Law (6493)
  • Selected Topics in National Security Law (Artificial Intelligence) (6869)
  • Selected Topics in National Security Law (Counterintelligence) (6869)
  • Intelligence Law (6878)

Additional Courses

  • Law of Separation of Powers (6384)
  • Legislation (6416)
  • Congressional Investigations Seminar (6420)
  • International Law (6520)
  • International Money Laundering, Corruption, and Terrorism (6521)
  • International Litigation (6528)
  • Immigration Law I (6538)
  • Refugee and Asylum Law (6540)
  • International Law of Human Rights (6546)
  • Regional Protection of Human Rights (6547)
  • Space Law (6548)
  • Law of the Sea (6550)
  • Law of War (6552)
  • U.S. Export Control Law and Regulation (6553)
  • International Criminal Law (6554)
  • Nation Building and the Rule of the Law (6559)
  • Public International Law Seminar (6562)**
  • Human Rights Lawyering (6568)
  • Field Placement (6668)**
  • Selected Topics in National Security Law (6869)**
  • U.S. Foreign Relations Law (6871)
  • National Security Law Seminar (6872)**
  • Military Justice (6873)
  • Comparative Military Justice (6874)
  • Counterterrorism Law (6875)
  • Homeland Security Law and Policy (6876)
  • Nuclear Nonproliferation Law and Policy (6877)
  • Intelligence Law (6878)
  • Disaster Law (6880)

**For 2018–2019, Public International Law Seminars may include Arms Control; National Security Law Seminars may include FISA and Government Oversight and Investigations; and Selected Topics in National Security Law may include Artificial Intelligence, Counterintelligence, Guantanamo Bay Detention: Ethics, Law & Policy, and Problems Trying Terrorists.

Master of Studies in Law

A Master of Studies in Law (MSL), a degree designed for non-lawyers interested in law, can now be received with a concentration in Cybersecurity.

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