Scalia Law – A Leader in Cyber, Intelligence, and National Security Law

The Master of Laws (LLM) Degree in Cyber, Intelligence & National Security Law LLM provides students with in-depth study of cyber, intelligence, and national security issues, both established and developing, from the country’s leading experts. Students will emerge as experts in navigating the existing and emerging policy, legal, and constitutional issues that are specific to cyber, intelligence, and national security law. The program will prepare graduates to work for government agencies, law firms, businesses, and public interest and policy organizations that are addressing the issues created by an increasingly connected and data-focused world.

Who can Benefit with a CINS LLM?

Armed Forces: Lawyers, civilian or military, that support the branches of the U.S. military: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy.

Congress: Lawyers that counsel members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, as well as lawyers that counsel national security-related Congressional committees.

Government Agencies: Lawyers that support the national security missions of agencies such as the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, the Department of State, the Department of the Treasury, and others.

Intelligence Community: Lawyers that support the U.S. Intelligence Community, including the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, the National Security Agency, and others.

Private Sector: Lawyers that practice at law firms, in-house, or as consultants who advise their clients on cyber, intelligence, and national security issues whether it is for purposes of compliance with laws and regulation, structuring commercial transactions, or advocacy before courts and regulatory bodies.

Public Interest and Policy Organizations: Lawyers that work for organizations that advocate for or suggest policies and legislative changes relevant to the cyber, intelligence, national security law.

National Security Institute

The National Security Institute (NSI) is dedicated to finding real-world answers to national security law and policy questions. NSI strives to provide balance to the public discourse on the most difficult national security challenges facing the United States and its allies. NSI is a platform for research, teaching, scholarship, and policy development that incorporates a realistic assessment of the threats facing the United States and its allies as well as an appreciation of the legal and practical challenges facing U.S. intelligence, defense, law enforcement, homeland security, and cybersecurity communities.

The NSI faculty members and experts, including a group of 100 highly distinguished current and former national security policymakers and industry leaders, bring decades of combined experience tackling national security challenges. NSI draws on that experience to produce research and policy materials on highly relevant to current questions of national security law and policy, which are immediately useful to senior policymakers in the White House and key departments and agencies, as well as on Capitol Hill. NSI is committed to identifying legal and policy solutions that both safeguard constitutional liberties and enable a robust national defense.

Supremely Located Near Washington, D.C.

Our location - just minutes from the heart of the nation’s capital - is key to the successful study of national security law. Two of the benefits of our location are (1) enhanced professional development opportunities and (2) the ability to acquire hand-on practical legal experience through the myriad of public and private legal employers in metropolitan Washington, D.C. To learn more about how our location is essential to a valuable education, visit Scalia Law Advantage.

Comprehensive Course Offerings

Scalia Law’s unparalleled faculty teaches a rich and diverse curriculum. To earn an LLM in Cyber, Intelligence & National Security Law, students must complete 24–26 credit hours of coursework. Students may study full time and complete the program in one academic year, or part-time for up to three years. These hours will be made up of required courses and restricted electives. View the Curriculum section for full information on course offerings, as well as the program of study for the LLM program.

Career Resources

In addition to high-quality academic offerings, Scalia Law provides excellent services to its LLM students. The number of students in the Scalia Law LLM program is limited to ensure that each student receives individualized attention, especially in the area of career services and professional development. Scalia Law’s location just outside of Washington, D.C. gives ample opportunity to meet and network with professionals in a variety of legal fields.

The LLM program director works closely with the Career and Academic Services OfficeOffice (CAS) to provide appropriate services to LLM students. Although the Scalia Law School cannot guarantee employment during law school or upon graduation, we make every effort to help our students and graduates find suitable employment opportunities. Year after year, many judges, law firms, government agencies, and other employers seek our students and graduates.

A Great Value

Besides the exceptional faculty, stellar location, and high degree of service offers to our students, Scalia Law is also the most affordable option for LLM study in the northern Virginia/D.C. area. Visit Financing Your Education for full information on funding your LLM.