The New York Law Journal has just reported Albany Law School’s launch of a new all-online LLM program in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law. The degree will start January 2018 and is open to both domestic and foreign law graduates and legal professionals.
This LLM program is entirely conducted online and will be under the helm of expert professors and professionals in the fields of data privacy, information security, intellectual property, and cybercrime. The LLM is an ideal choice for law graduates who want to gain advance knowledge in the policy and legal implications of data privacy and cybersecurity.
Some of the courses included in this LLM program’s curriculum are Cybersecurity Law and Policy, Cybercrime and Digital Evidence, Global Privacy Law, Cyberspace Law, Independent Study in Cybersecurity and Privacy Law, and other related courses. To gain this LLM degree, students must complete 24 credits, three of which are encouraged to come from engagement in a research and writing project supervised by faculty. It should be noted, however, that this online LLM program is not designed as preparation for the Uniform Bar Examination.
The launch of this new online LLM in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law is done by Albany Law School in partnership with Global Cyber Alliance, a non-profit organization which aims to improving security and safety in a progressively interconnected world. This partnership began in February 2016, the same month that the Law School launched the concentration in Law and Cybersecurity.
Conversely, for prospective students who can take their LLM degrees on-campus, in Albany, New York, the following programs are likewise available:
- General LLM
- LLM in Advanced Legal Studies
- LLM in Health Law
- LLM in Governmental Administration & Regulation
- LLM in Health & Human Rights
- LLM in International Law
- LLM in Intellectual Property Law
- LLM for Foreign Law Graduates