Cybersecurity Law & Policy

This course is a deep dive into a broad range of legal and policy issues associated with cybersecurity, intended as a comprehensive introduction to the topic and the many public and private institutions involved in it.  The course is the cornerstone of the Strauss Center's "Integrated Cybersecurity Studies" program, which is a Hewlett Foundation-funded project to increase interdisciplinary education relating to cybersecurity, and the course materials have been shared and adopted widely around the nation.  The course also counts as the cornerstone for the LLM program's cybersecurity concentration, as well as for a planned graduate portfolio in cybersecurity studies. 

No technical background is required or assumed, and graduate students from across the campus are encouraged to enroll.  If you are in doubt, want to ask questions about it, or just want to express enthusiasm, please email me at rchesney@law.utexas.edu

To get a full sense of the course, including extensive details regarding exactly what the course will cover, how it will be graded, etc., please check out the "master document"--that is, the combined syllabus-policies-readings document--from last fall.  It is posted here: https://www.lawfareblog.com/teaching-cybersecurity-law-and-policy-my-revised-62-page-syllabusprimer.


Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Tuesday, Wednesday 9:05 - 10:20 am TNH 3.142
Exam Type Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 12/17/19 1:30 pm 2.137

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed
Will use floating mean GPA if applicable