Space, Cyber & Telecommunications Law, LLM
Master of Law Degree in Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Law
Why Pursue This Program
The online Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law, LL.M. program is designed for students already in a career track looking to build upon their existing experience.
Students of the Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Law, LL.M. program gain:
- Knowledge of how these three facets of law are intertwined.
- A network of peers that spans multiple industries.
- Preparation for the future of law in these developing fields.
While students generally pick an area of focus for their independent research, it is required that students take classes in all three areas. Nebraska law is the one program in the world to specialize in all three and require graduates to obtain a well-rounded understanding of the changing legal frontier.
Students must complete their degree requirements within a maximum of six semesters. Online LL.M. students will “attend” classes synchronously (at the same time) with students who attend on campus. Through the use of Zoom, online students may ask questions, view the class and participate in class discussion.
- At least three of the 24 credit hours must be completed on campus, including at least one credit in residence during the first two semesters, but otherwise can complete all remaining credits through online courses.
- Must participate 75% of the time in an online course in real-time (synchronously), unless the student obtains a waiver from the professor of the course and the director of the program.
- Attend one UNL Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law-hosted conference or seminar in-person.
Career Outlook: The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for lawyers is growing at 6%, which is as fast as average. Demand for legal work is expected to continue as individuals, businesses, and all levels of government require legal services in many areas.
This program prepares students to work in a variety of different sectors in the space and cyber realm. They range from private industry to policy, and even national security. Telecommunications opens a broader door, as more companies are already entrenched in that regulatory scheme.
What's it like to take a program online?
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.