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Albany Law School announced today its new online LL.M. in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law, designed for lawyers looking to advance their careers in
the burgeoning area of legal and policy issues surrounding cybersecurity and
This 100% online program
features professors and practitioners with unique expertise in information
security, data privacy, cybercrime, and intellectual property. The new online
LL.M. is designed for both foreign and domestic lawyers.
Sample classes include: Cybercrime
and Digital Evidence; Cybersecurity and Supply Chain Management; Cybersecurity
Law and Policy: Public Entities; Cyberspace Law; Global Privacy Law; and Technology,
Privacy and the Law.
Candidates are required to earn a total of 24 credits and are encouraged
to earn at least three of those credits by engaging in a faculty-supervised
research and writing project. The
program, to launch January 2018, affords working professionals a flexible
schedule to advance career goals in cybersecurity and data privacy.
successfully developing the online Master of
Science in Legal Studies in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, we now extend our leadership and expertise
in this area of law to attorneys,” said Alicia Ouellette, Albany Law
School’s President & Dean. “We built a curriculum taught by leading experts
around the country.”
Law School is partnered
with the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), a multinational organization formed to confront and
mitigate top cyber risks.
Dean Antony Haynes, who leads the initiative, developed the curriculum to cover
topics such as security law, cybercrime, cyberwarfare, digital forensics,
digital evidence, and much more.
is a large need for experts in this field to understand the legal issues around
cybersecurity and data privacy,” said Haynes, Associate Dean for Strategic
Initiatives and Information Systems at Albany Law School. “Graduates will gain
the knowledge to manage cutting-edge legal issues presented by emerging technology.”
graduate of the Air Force Academy and Georgetown Law School, Dean Haynes
previously served as an assistant professor in computer science at the Air
Force Academy, where he created an Information Assurance concentration and new
courses in secure networks, cybersecurity and cryptography. He also practiced
law at premier Washington, D.C., law firms, and has consulted for start-ups
around marketing, technology and legal strategy.
Law School also offers an online master’s degree in legal studies, with a specialization
in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, as well as a J.D.
concentration in Law and Cybersecurity.
Law School is affiliated with the University at Albany, a partnership that
grants students access to programs, courses and resources — including those in
the high-growth area of cybersecurity.
more on the Law School’s LL.M. program, visit albanylaw.edu/LLM.
more on the Law School’s MSLS program, visit albanylaw.edu/MasterOfScience.