Cybersecurity Law

Cybersecurity Law engages U.S. and international law applying to data security, data breaches, sensitive information safeguarding, law enforcement surveillance, cybercriminal combat, privacy, and more.

Cybersecurity refers to the technologies and processes designed to protect computers, networks and data from unauthorized access, vulnerabilities and attacks delivered via the Internet by cyber criminals. The field of cyber-crime continues to rapidly develop and evolve. It can encompass cover a wide range of criminal activity including identity theft and fraudulent schemes; cyber-bullying and stalking; computer hacking; system intrusions; denial of services; and even espionage and terrorism.

Information security is at once a new area of law, an area of practice, and an industry focus.  As with new areas of the law in the past, attorneys practicing cybersecurity law are those who have experience in allied areas of law, who have practices touching on a number of traditional practice areas, and who have IT and infosec technical expertise.  The mix of technical and legal issues, the need to work with multi-disciplinary teams, and the novelty of the field challenge information security lawyers, but make for a fascinating area of the law.

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Course Types

We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.

Core Course

Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.


After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.


Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.


Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.