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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 legal regulatory analysis and policy in a critical arena. Cybersecurity and information privacy have become consuming concerns for businesses, academic institutions and health care providers, 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 strategies that business must navigate. Graduates will gain a comprehensive understanding of the ways that new and developing cyber-related regulations businesses and industries and develop strategies for reducing legal exposure and liability.

This program is offered part-time, full-time online and full-time in hybrid format.


Required Courses

  • LSTU 507S - Risk Assessment and Management (3 credits)
  • LSTU 501S - Compliance Skills:  Auditing, Investigation and Reporting (3 credits)

*Foreign-trained students may also be required to complete LSTU 503S Legal Research and Analysis (3 credits) and/or LSTU 500S Introduction to the Legal System (3 credits).

Elective Courses

Students will take 18 elective credits (or 12 elective credits plus Thesis Project I & II)

Cyber Law and Data Privacy (Choose 4)

  • LSTU 515S Information Privacy Law
  • LAW 769S The Law of Cybersecurity and Data Protection
  • LSTU 516S Legal Strategies in Cybersecurity and Information Privacy Compliance
  • LAW 770S EU Data Privacy
  • LAW 768S Internet Law
  • LSTU HIPAA Patients and Privacy
  • LSTU 502 Ethics and Professional Standards

Thesis Project (Optional, 6 credits)

  • LAW-998S Thesis Project I (3 credits, classroom component on scholarly writing)
  • LAW-999S Thesis Project II (3 credits, 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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