Cybersecurity Law & Policy

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
TUE, WED 9:05 - 10:20 am TNH 2.138

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final December 10, 2021 8:30 am A-Z in 2.140


Same as LAW 379M, Topic: 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 I created for it have been shared and adopted widely around the nation.  Anyone interested in the course might also be interested in the Center's "Cyber Fellows" program, which you can explore here. 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. Graduate students from across the campus are encouraged to enroll, too, as you do not have to have prior legal or policy knowledge.  In recent years, the class has drawn a substantial number of law students and LBJ students, as well as cohorts from computer science, engineering, the iSchool, and McCombs.  If you are in doubt and want to ask questions about it, please email me at

To get a full sense of the course, check out the (free) course eBook, which I wrote specficially for the course and update each year to stay current.  You can find it here.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

No materials required


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
10/29/2021 Exam information updated