Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

The Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Concentration at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles offers students a slate of classes and experiential-learning opportunities to prepare them for the evolving legal demands presented by emerging technology. 

The first of its kind on the West Coast, this Concentration draws on Loyola’s traditional strengths in areas like technology, criminal justice, privacy, and IP law and leverages the strategic location of the school, close to the fast-growing area of the Silicon Beach. 

This Concentration features professors and practitioners with unique expertise in cybersecurity, cybercrime law enforcement, and engineering, it integrates already-existing classes, including Cyber & IP Crimes, Internet Law, IP in the Digital Age, and Technology & Privacy, and introduces new courses, such as Incident Response & Investigation and Cybersecurity & Regulatory Compliance.

Furthermore, following a unique interdisciplinary approach, the law school offers optional courses in conjunction with the Seaver College of Science and Engineering at Loyola Marymount University (LMU). These courses will be extremely helpful to students interested in increasing their knowledge of the technological side of cybersecurity issues.

The Concentration’s curriculum is based on recommendations from Loyola’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Advisory Group, which includes Wesley Hsu, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, Cyber and IP Crimes Section, Los Angeles; Robert Kang, Senior Regulatory and Cybersecurity Counsel, Southern California Edison Company; Jason Smolanoff, former Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Cyber National Security squad; and Nazmul Ula, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies & External Affairs, Seaver College, LMU.