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LLM in Cyber Law & Data Privacy

The LLM in Cyber Law and Data Privacy enables experienced attorneys to advance their skills in regulatory analysis and policy in this critical and expanding arena of law. Cybersecurity and information privacy have become central concerns for businesses, academic institutions, health care providers, and government agencies, as well as consumers.

This LLM program is designed to train attorneys who manage the risks faced across diverse industries and sectors, providing a deep dive into the detailed regulations and laws that businesses must navigate. Graduates will gain a comprehensive understanding of the impact of new and developing cyber regulations and develop the skills to implement strategies for reducing legal exposure and liability.

This program is offered online either part-time or full-time.


Required Courses

  • LSTU 551 - Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation and Reporting (4 credits)
  • LSTU 554 - Risk Assessment and Management (4 credits)

*Foreign-trained students may also be required to complete LSTU 553 Legal Research and Analysis (4 credits) and/or LSTU 550 Introduction to the Legal System (4 credits).

Elective Courses

Students will take 24 elective credits (or 16 elective credits plus Thesis Project I & II)

Cyber Law and Data Privacy (Choose 4)

  • LSTU 552 Ethics and Professional Standards
  • LSTU 555 Compliance Communications
  • LSTU 660 Information Privacy Law
  • LSTU 661 The Law and Strategies Surrounding Cybersecurity
  • LSTU 662 EU Data Privacy and Protection
  • LSTU 602 Patients and Privacy: HIPAA and Related Regulations
  • LSTU 649 Foundations of Financial Regulation
  • LSTU 650 Legal Regulation of Global Financial Crimes
  • LSTU 651 Legal Regulation of Investment Advisers
  • LSTU 652 Legal Regulation of Investment Companies
  • LSTU 653 Broker/Dealer Regulation
  • LSTU 654 Banking Law

Thesis (Optional, 8 credits)

  • LSTU 998 Thesis I (classroom component on scholarly writing)
  • LSTU 999 Thesis II (independent study including drafting and presenting original work of publishable quality)

PA Lawyers Can Get CLE Credit at Kline

PA CLE logoThe Kline School of Law is the only law school in the Commonwealth accredited by PACLE to provide distance learning CLE credits. As such, lawyers admitted to practice in Pennsylvania who take online graduate level or advanced degree courses at Kline may claim CLE credit as permitted by PACLE regulation 5(f) governing Credit for Law School and Graduate Level Courses.

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