Cardozo Law To Debut New Law Program
Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School is launching a new law program. But it isn’t for lawyers.
The master’s degree in data and privacy law will officially launch this fall, according to Law.com. As a partnership with Noodle Partners, an online education venture company, the new program will be aimed at non-lawyers who want to understand the evolving laws and standards around data.
“Cardozo’s program is one of the first online MSL’s to focus specifically on data and privacy,” according to a press release. “It provides powerful tools for data and information security professionals, small business owners, and tech startup entrepreneurs who are looking to lead their companies in a rapidly changing regulatory environment.”
‘LAW FOR ALL’
The program’s tagline? “Law for All.”
It’s a tagline the school says is central to how the program will run.
“Laws and regulations form the backdrop for a lot of the work that non-lawyers do, particularly around managing data,” Professor Felix Wu, who will lead the program, says. “Understanding those laws will help people be more effective in their careers. This type of knowledge is incredibly empowering, and that’s what our MSL program has to offer.”
A pilot group of six students trialed the online program last fall, according to Law.com, but this fall’s debut will be more comprehensive.
The degree can be completed in 18 to 24 months and will be primarily online with students coming to campus for a weekend.
Course topics include an introduction to US Law, corporations, e-discovery, and international data protection, according to Law.com.
The program is aimed at information security professionals, IT managers, small business owners, and more.
This fall, the school hopes to enroll around 20 students to the program.
To learn more, check out Cardozo’s website.
Sources: Law.com, Cardozo Law