The online Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law LL.M. program is designed for experienced attorneys who will continue to work in law firms, government offices, or corporate legal departments while pursuing this degree.
The online LL.M. was created to address the growing demand for the on-campus program by experienced practitioners who wish to obtain an LL.M. while maintaining their existing work-life commitments.
Students must complete their degree requirements within a maximum of six semesters.
Online LL.M. students will "attend" classes synchronously (at the same time) with students who attend on campus. Through the use of Adobe Connect, online students may ask questions, view the class, and participate in class discussion.
Online LL.M. students are expected to satisfy all the same requirements on-campus students must satisfy — online students simply have a longer period of time in which to do so.
LL.M. Program Requirements
To complete the LL.M. degree, students must:
- Complete degree requirements within a maximum of six semesters
- Complete an introductory course in American law (0 credit course) — for students with foreign law degrees only
- Complete, or be excused from, the required courses
- Complete a program of study approved by the Director of the program
- Complete a research paper of publishable quality
- Attain a weighted average grade of no less than 6.0 for all courses taken at the Law College
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. Cyber issues dominate corporate growth, security, and stability.
The space, cyber, and telecomminications industries share an overlapping legal regime and increasingly share concerns over common problems, including space traffic management, security and risk management of space assets, and national security issues.
These three industries have global implications and a growing demand for well-trained legal experts.
Learn more about UNL's College of Law Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications program >
Home Campus: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Method of Delivery: Blended Program - what's this?
Some components of the program are synchronous, meaning students and instructor interact in real time. These meetings may be online or face-to-face/on campus.
All online courses are accessed via the Internet and use a learning management system. Technology requirements may vary by program and course, but all campuses have basic recommended requirements. High-speed Internet is required.
Interaction with professors and other students may include:
- Online discussion boards
- Phone or video conferencing
- Other forms of electronic and print communication
Supplemental materials for some courses may include:
- Printed material and scanned documents
- Digital resources accessed through university libraries
- Videos accessed via the Internet, CDs or DVDs
- Other media
To be successful, students taking online classes should be reasonably comfortable using a computer and the Internet. Learn more about online student tips for success.
- At least three of the 24 credit hours must be completed on campus, including at least one credit in residence during the first two semesters, but otherwise can complete all remaining credits though online courses.
- Must participate 75% of the time in an online course in real-time (synchronously), unless the student obtains a waiver from the professor of the course and the director of the program.
- Attend one UNL Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law-hosted conference or seminar in-person.
- Choose your online courses from among a list of courses approved by the director for online instruction.