Fall 2021

INF 390N Information Policy : Cybersecurity Law and Policy

Unique ID: 28929


09:00 AM - 10:30 AM  

Cross-listing of LAW 379M, hosted by the School of Law.

In Person


A deep dive into a broad range of legal and policy issues associated with cybersecurity, intended as a comprehensive introduction to the topic and the many public and private institutions involved in it.


The course is the cornerstone of the Strauss Center's "Integrated Cybersecurity Studies" program, which is a Hewlett Foundation-funded project to increase interdisciplinary education relating to cybersecurity, and the course materials I created for it have been shared and adopted widely around the nation. Anyone interested in the course might also be interested in the Center's "Cyber Fellows" program, which you can explore here. The course also counts as the cornerstone for the LLM program's cybersecurity concentration, as well as for a planned graduate portfolio in cybersecurity studies.

No technical background is required or assumed. Graduate students from across the campus are encouraged to enroll, too, as you do not have to have prior legal or policy knowledge. In recent years, the class has drawn a substantial number of law students and LBJ students, as well as cohorts from computer science, engineering, the iSchool, and McCombs. If you are in doubt and want to ask questions about it, please email me at rchesney@law.utexas.edu.

To get a full sense of the course, check out the (free) course eBook, which I wrote specifically for the course and update each year to stay current. You can find it herehere.


Graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.


Registration priority given to iSchool students. Additional seats may open up for outside students in a later registration period.