The Master of Laws (LLM) Degree in Cyber, Intelligence & National Security Law provides students with in-depth study of cyber, intelligence, and national security issues, both established and developing, from th ecountry's leading experts. Students will emerge as experts in navigating the existing and emerging policy, legal, and constitutional issues that are specific to cyber, intelligence, and national security law. The program will prepare graduates to work for government agencies, law firms, businesses, and public interest and policy organizations that are addressing the issues created by an increasingly connected and data-focused world.


Information regarding admission to the LLM program can be found at


Students who have completed their JD degree at a United States law school will receive a waiver of the required course LAW 093 Intro to US Law Therefore, students who have received a JD from a United States law school must complete 24 credit hours to receive the LLM degree. Students who have not completed a JD at a US law school must complete the 2-credit required LAW 093, and therefore must complete 26-credit hours to receive the LLM degree.

Students may attend the LLM program full-time or part-time. Courses are offered in the evening to accommodate working professionals. 

Students may be able to complete the program in one academic year, though most will take a year and a half to two years to do so. Full-time students typically take 12-15 credit hours per semester; part-time students typically take 8-12 credit hours. For the purposes of the F-1 and J-1 visas, 10 or more credit hours are required to meet the full-time requirement of the visa.

All students must finisht he degree requirements within five years of matriculation and be enrolled in at least two courses each semester, unless granted a waiver or leave of absence. In order to remain in the LLM program, students must present a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.33 on a 4.33 scale at teh end of each spring semester.

The 24-26 credits making up the LLM in Cyber, Intelligence & National Security Law are not designed to prepare or qualify students who are not graduates of a US law school to engage in the practice of law in the United States or to qualify them to take a bar examination in the United States. Additional coursework is possible for those trying to qualify to sit for a bar examination. For more details, see Bar Examination for Foreign-Trained Attorneys.

Once a student is admitted tot he LLM program, they can develop a personalized plan of courses based on their time-frame for finishing the LLM Degree by contacting Charles Lemley, Director, Graduate Student Academic Affairs at

Banner Code: LW-LLM-CINS

Degree Requirements

Total credits: 24-26

Required Courses 

Students must take 12-14 credit hours of required courses:12-14
Intro to US Law 1
Cybersecurity Law Seminar
Economics for Lawyers
Homeland Sec Law Sem
Intelligence Law Seminar
National Security Law
Total Credits: 12-14
Total Credits12-14

Only required for students entering the program with an international law degree.


Select 12 credits from the following:12
Computer Crime Seminar
Counterterrorism Law Seminar
Covert Action Clandestine and Special Operations Law
Emerging Lw of Internet Sem
Energy Law
Ethical Issues in National Security Lawyering
European Union Law Seminar
Homeland Sec Law Sem
Immigration Law
Immigration Policy Seminar
Interbranch Conflicts in National Security: War, Intelligence, and Negotiations
International Law
Intl Trade Law Regulat
Law of Armed Conflict and Miiitary Operational Law
Priv Info Security
Prosecuting Terrorism Seminar
Refugee Asylum Law
Surveillance Law Seminar
Total Credits12