As America faces some of its most pressing national security challenges in decades, we need future leaders who can help to shape the debate on critical issues facing our nation. The LL.M. in Cyber, Intelligence & National Security Law prepares graduates with the expertise to navigate the emerging policy, legal, and constitutional issues that are specific to cyber, intelligence, and national security law. Students will learn to address issues such as the legal underpinnings for foreign policy and national security decision-making, the legal and policy issues related to the use of military and intelligence capabilities, and legal authorities and obligations of the government and the private sector with respect to cybersecurity.
Learn from Expert Faculty
Students will learn from expert faculty who work on core national security missions and build and implement some of the most influential legal and policy frameworks governing our nation’s military and intelligence activities. Our faculty brings a powerhouse combination of academic talent, real-world experience, and thought leadership to bear when educating students. The Cyber, Intelligence and National Security Law LL.M. faculty are current and former leaders from Congress and the Executive Branch, including from the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury, and others. Scalia Law School also offers the unique opportunity to study with sitting Supreme Court Justices.
Access the Nation’s Capital
Students can take advantage of being minutes from the heart of the nation’s capital and the nation’s highest concentrations of technology companies, government contractors, and national security and intelligence agencies. Students will have unparalleled access to government agencies, including the Department of State, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Defense, policymakers on Capitol Hill, the US Intelligence Community, including the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Security Agency, defense contractors, cutting-edge technology companies, nationally-renowned think tanks as well as public interest and advocacy organizations. Students will be able to engage with the legal and national security communities outside of the classroom through opportunities to attend supreme court oral arguments, to observe congressional hearings and to tour government agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency or the Pentagon.
Advance Your Career
The Cyber, Intelligence & National Security LL.M. prepares 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. Students have a wide range of opportunities to get involved on campus, attend dynamic programming, and network and work alongside national security experts in the federal government and the private sector, including a group of over 100 highly distinguished current and former national security policymakers and industry leaders who make up the National Security Institute’s Advisory Board, Faculty, and Fellows.
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