Master of Laws
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law offers two highly sought-after specialties — crisis management and cybersecurity — in its Master of Laws (LL.M.) program.
The two-semester LL.M. program offers lawyers the opportunity to advance their legal knowledge in a concentrated area of study.
These LL.M. specialties draw on the academic and practical experience of the University’s Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS), which for more than a dozen years has provided research, consulting and training services to a wide range of foreign and domestic governments and other organizations.
Courses offered in this program include:
- Law and Policy of Cybersecurity (3 credits)
- Law and Policy of Emergency Management (3 credits)
- Law and Policy of Emergency Public Health Response (3 credits)
- Homeland Security and the Law of Counterterrorism (3 credits)
- National Security, Foreign Intelligence, and Privacy (3 credits)
- Cybercrime (3 credits)
- International Cybersecurity (3 credits)
Courses are taught by Maryland Carey Law faculty as well as practicing professionals from the CHHS staff of more than 60 experts with extensive consulting experience in the two specialties.
“The state of Maryland has attracted some of our country’s most important homeland and cybersecurity businesses and government agencies,” noted Maryland Carey Law Dean Donald Tobin. “We are delighted that lawyers from around the world will now have the opportunity to draw on the extraordinary talent and knowledge that Professor Greenberger has assembled at CHHS and our law school.”
These LL.M. specialties blend legal theory with practical experience. In addition to taking core courses, LL.M. students have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on, legal policy planning skills by working with top crisis responders and cybersecurity clients on real-world applications through CHHS. Students will also take courses from across Maryland Carey Law’s extensive curriculum.
“The launch of these LL.M. specialties is at a key time for the emergency management and homeland security field,” said Greenberger. “More and more our clients are seeking legal professionals who have in-depth knowledge of law and policy surrounding crisis management and cybersecurity. These are both areas that will continue to grow along with the need to prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters.”
The crisis management and cybersecurity specialties complement Maryland Carey Law’s existing LL.M. program, which allows students to specialize in business law, clinical law, constitutional law, environmental law, health law, and international and comparative law.
Please contact CHHS Academic Program Director Michael Vesely 410-706-2161 for more information or click here.