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Master of Jurisprudence –
Cyber and Data Security Law Concentration

The Cyber and Data Security Law concentration is just one of your options. See the main Master of Jurisprudence page for details about the overall program and other available options.

M.Jur. in Cyber and Data Security Law

As the lines between law and technology blur, legal practitioners must continuously update their skillsets to remain effective and relevant. The onus is on colleges and institutions to ensure that their curricula evolve in tandem with the ever-changing needs of employers.

Why choose a legal graduate degree in Cybersecurity?

Stay ahead of the curve: Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to understand, navigate and shape the future of cybersecurity within the legal domain.

In-demand expertise: With the increasing prevalence of cyber threats, professionals with cybersecurity expertise are in high demand. Secure your position as a sought-after expert in the field.

Career advancement: Elevate your career prospects by specializing in an area that is critical for organizations across industries. Cybersecurity experts are essential in today’s data-driven world.

Dynamic curriculum: Our program is designed to keep pace with the rapid evolution of technology and the legal landscape. You’ll receive the latest insights, tools and strategies to excel in your role.

Networking opportunities: Connect with a network of legal and cybersecurity professionals, ensuring that you’re always in touch with the latest industry trends and opportunities.

Jeffrey Humphries 420

The old adage “It’s never too late to get an education” has played a pivotal role in my education. I started my education late in life and after earning my Bachelor of Arts degree, I wanted to advance my legal opportunities without going to law school. The Masters of Jurisprudence degree seemingly fell right into my lap saying, “I am the degree for you.” The St. Mary’s Law M.Jur. put me on a trajectory to achieving that goal. The program has been phenomenal! I have been able to grow as an individual while expanding my career opportunities and legal education. This program enabled me to achieve concentrations in Cyber Data and Security Law, Criminal Justice, Education Law and Compliance Business Law and Risk. The Cyber Data and Security Law concentration was by far the most riveting and challenging concentration I encountered but the most beneficial and rewarding. I will forever be humbly grateful for the opportunities and doors the School of Law’s Masters of Jurisprudence Program and degree has opened up for me.

– Jeffrey Humphries (B.A. ’19), M.Jur. candidate 2023

Professional advancement

In the ever-evolving world of law and technology, the pace of change is nothing short of astonishing. Technological advancements are driving transformation within existing legal roles, making it imperative for legal professionals to adapt, evolve and stay at the forefront of their field. The key to success in this dynamic landscape? A graduate legal masters degree in cybersecurity.

Embracing Change in the Professional Landscape

The traditional roles within the legal sector are undergoing a profound transformation. Rapid technological change means that professionals are guardians of digital security, data protection and privacy. In today’s world, cybersecurity is not just an option; it’s an essential component of best practice. Don’t let the rapid pace of technological change leave you behind. Elevate your career, defend digital assets and safeguard sensitive data. Enroll today and be the professional who shapes the future of cybersecurity in your sector. Your journey begins here, and your impact knows no bounds.

Tim Conlon

Ernesto Ballesteros (J.D. ’15), serves as the Cybersecurity Advisor for the Capitol Region of Texas, for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency. He teaches Fundamentals of Information Systems for the School of Law.

Required Courses

Core courses

Fundamentals of the American Legal System
Legal Research and Writing

Choose two from the following:

Criminal Law
Constitutional Law
Property Law


Concentration Emphasis Courses

Course Name Course Numbers
Administrative Law LW 5302, 73374
LW 5307, 8217
Fundamentals of Information Systems LW 5410
Cyber Law LW 5313
Torts LW 5402, 6478
Employment Law LW 5308, 8791
Business Structures LW 5305, 7310
Business Law and Ethics LW 5508
HIPAA Privacy Law LW 5607
Digital Evidence and Records LW 5612

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