The privacy, cybersecurity and information technology law concentration is designed to provide a legal, ethical and practical framework for students who aspire to serve as stewards of privacy and protect clients from cyberattacks. The course material and experiential learning opportunities within the concentration provide future lawyers with the necessary tools to lead this dynamic practice area.
Inside the classroom, students will build a strong foundation as they explore basic constitutional rights to privacy, existing legislative and regulatory protections, and new developments in international law. Through experiential learning opportunities, students will further develop the practical skills and ethical sensitivity they will need as lawyers to guide individual, corporate, governmental and non-governmental clients involved in collecting and protecting information.
Professor Dale Carlson
Director, Intellectual Property Concentration
Quinnipiac University School of Law
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
Privacy, Cybersecurity and Information Technology Law Concentration
There are no prerequisites for this concentration.
To receive the certificate for this concentration, a student must earn 18 privacy, cybersecurity, and information technology specialty credits, divided as follows (not all courses are offered every year):
At least 9 of the 18 credits must be earned from the following list of basic courses:
|LAWS 701||Cybersecurity Law||2-3|
|LAWS 650||Information Privacy Law||2-3|
|LAWS 437||Computer and Internet Law||2|
|Technology Externship: Experiential Education faculty will supervise placement and related classwork.||3|
Choose from the following courses related to privacy, security and information technology
|LAWS 117||Trademarks and Copyright in the Digital Age||2|
|LAWS 331||Intellectual Property||3-4|
|LAWS 344||Law, Science and Technology||3|
|LAWS 362||National Security Law||2-3|
|LAWS 620||Electronic Discovery & Digital Evidence||2|
|LAWS 625||Health Information Privacy and Security||2-3|
|LAWS 674||Video Game Law||2|
Students may transfer up to five credits of IP-related courses taken at other law schools or in summer programs with approval from the course director. Students may also complete related coursework or journal work as approved by the concentration director.
Students are required to compose a substantial paper or series of shorter writings that together comprise a substantial amount of written work on a topic or topics related to cybersecurity and privacy. If a student writes a substantial paper, they may use that paper to satisfy the law school advanced writing requirement provided that they meet the guidelines for the advanced writing requirement set out in the Academic Regulations. The topic or topics for the written work used to satisfy this requirement must be approved by the concentration director. A paper written for a journal may qualify if the topic is approved by the concentration director.
A student may designate any course or paper as not counting toward the concentration, so long as it is not required for the concentration and the student meets the concentration requirements with another course or paper.
The concentration director and the associate dean for academic affairs may waive any
requirements for the concentration, other than the GPA requirement for honors, if they both agree to do so.