Space, Cyber & Telecommunications Law, LLM

Master of Law Degree in Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Law

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Blended
  • 24
    Credits
  • $1650.00
    In-State
  • $1650.00
    Out-of-State

Program Overview

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.

Special Requirements:

  • 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.

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. 3 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  2. Taken the TOEFL or IELTS

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  3. 3 letters of recommendation

  4. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  5. Hold a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from an ABA-accredited American law school or possess a degree in law from a foreign university

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete online application
  2. Submit a non-refundable application fee of $50.00

Courses You’ll Take

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$1650.00
Fees
$201.00
Total
$1851.00

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$4950.00
Fees
$603.00
Total
$5553.00

Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$1650.00
Fees
$201.00
Total
$1851.00

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$4950.00
Fees
$603.00
Total
$5553.00
Matthew Schaefer, S.J.D.
Law Alumni Professor of Law and Director of Space, Cyber & Telecom Law Program

Matthew Schaefer has nearly two decades of law teaching courses in international law, international trade law, international business transactions, foreign relations law and policy and space law and cyber law. Schaefer has served as a director in the International Economic Affairs Office of the National Security Council (NSC) at the White House where he was the principal staff member responsible for the formulation, coordination and implementation of U.S. foreign policy as it relates to international economic issues.

Application Deadlines