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

  • Reading Group (Block Chain Law & Tech) (6351)
  • Computer Crime (6396)
  • Constitutional Law Seminar (Cyber, Privacy and Speech) (6399)
  • Telecommunications Law (6414)
  • Public Law Seminar (Telecommunication & Technology) (6426)
  • Computer Law (6484)
  • Law in Cyberspace (6485)
  • Information Privacy Law (6486)
  • Internet Law (6493)
  • Selected Topics in National Security Law (Foreign Access to U.S. Technology) (6869)
  • Selected Topics in National Security Law (Technology Foundations for Cybersecurity) (6869)
  • Intelligence Law (6878)
  • Artificial Intelligence Law and Policy (6881)
  • Counterintelligence Law and Policy (6883)

Additional Courses

  • Reading Group (Crisis and Legal Controversy in the CIA) (6351)
  • Immigration Criminal Enforcement (6367)
  • 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)
  • Selected Topics in Public International Law (6561)**
  • 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)
  • Disaster Law (6880)
  • Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (6882)

**For 2020–2021, Public International Law Seminars may include Arms Control; National Security Law Seminars may include Domestic Terrorism and Government Oversight and Investigations; and Selected Topics in National Security Law may include Guantanamo Bay Detention: Ethics, Law & Policy, Foreign Access to U.S. Technology, Law of Secrecy, Problems Trying Terrorists, Technology Foundations in Cybersecurity, and Transnational Security.

Master of Laws

For those who have already earned a JD, the Master of Laws (LLM) is offered in National Security and Cybersecurity Law.

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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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