Graduate certificate in information privacy law and policy

The explosion in digital technologies and applications has led to hundreds of new information privacy laws in the United States and elsewhere. Compliance with these laws, management of privacy in areas not yet regulated by law, resolving conflicts among privacy laws, and articulating new privacy laws and policies for the future have led to the creation and rapid expansion of information privacy jobs.

The Law School will award a graduate certificate to JD students who complete at least 12 credit hours in courses specified below while maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Admission requirements

The certificate is intended for current Maurer School of Law students who wish to add the certificate to their JD degree program.

Courses required for certificate 

Required courses

All students must take one of the following two core courses (and may take both):

Information Privacy Law I—Constitutional Privacy Issues (3 cr.)
Information Privacy II—Privacy Regulation (3 cr.)

Students without a technology background must take:
Computing and Technology Boot Camp (3 cr.) (Offered at the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering)

Elective courses

Students shall select from among the following courses to satisfy the balance of the 12 credit hours required for the certificate:

Cybersecurity (3 cr.)
Health Privacy Law (2 cr.)
Information Privacy & Security Management Practicum (3 cr.)

Information Security Law (3 cr.)
IT Risk Management (3 cr.) (Offered at the Kelley School of Business)
Information Technology Essentials (3 cr.) (Offered at the School of Informatics and Computing)
Seminar in Information Privacy (3 cr.)                

Center affiliation

JD students seeking to earn a certificate in Cybersecurity Law are required to become affiliated in their choice of cybersecurity centers on campus. These include the long-established Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, as well as the new Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance.

The application deadline is March 1. For more information, or to apply, contact:

Prof. Scott Shackelford
(812) 856-6728