Welcome to the University of Nebraska College of Law's Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Law LL.M. program, the only program of its kind in the United States. It is also the only program of its kind taught in English in the world. Our program offers students two options: a 9-month on-campus, full-time program or a 6 semeseter, part-time online option that can be completed in up to six semesters. The courses that you take are the same, regardless of which option you choose. The Online LL.M. was created to address the growing demand for the program by experienced practitioners who want to obtain an LL.M. degree while maintaining their existing work-life and thus we give preference to those with three years legal experience in admissions for the online program.
Online LL.M. students "attend" classes synchronously with students who attend on-campus. The use of Adobe Connect allows online students to ask questions, view the class, and participate in class discussions. In sum, the online students are expected to complete the same coursework and thesis requirements that satisfy all of the requirements on-campus students must satisfy. Online students simply have a longer period of time in which to do so.
Why the University of Nebraska-Lincoln?
Lincoln, Nebraska is the state's second largest city and its capital. With approximately 260,000 residents, Lincoln is a hub of government, university, and cultural activity. It is also a short distance from Ouffut Airforce Base, home to U.S. Strategic Command which oversees the Joint Functional Component Command (JFCC) for Space. As a result of that proximity, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was selected as the home of this unique program. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has over 22,000 students and the College of Law has approximately 400 J.D. students. It is a highly ranked, small law school with an open and collegial environment.
Why Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications?
Space industries are a $250 billion/year global market and growing rapidly. The telecommunications industry is a $1.4 trillion/year global market with continued strong growth anticipated. Both industries are global with the United States being the single largest actor. The space and telecommunications industries share an overlapping legal regime to an extent and increasingly share concerns over common problems, including space traffic management and security and risk management of space assets.