Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Law

Prepare to counsel in a crisis

Threats are on the rise—from pandemics like the coronavirus to data breaches, natural disasters, and terrorist attacks. Public and private entities have a rapidly increasing need for legal guidance in the areas of cybersecurity, public health, emergency management, and crisis management. At Maryland Carey Law, we offer a diverse array of coursework and experiential learning opportunities to help you understand the legal impacts of these threats and how the law factors into a response.

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Explore the Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Law Curriculum

Gain in-depth knowledge of this high-demand area of the law while getting hands-on experience with some of the country's top experts in the field.

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  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Legal Research: Emergency and Crisis Management
  • Business Crimes
  • Center for Health and Homeland Security Externship and Workshop
  • Cyber Boot Camp: Tech for Lawyers Cybercrime
  • Homeland Security and the Law of Counterterrorism
  • Information Privacy Law Seminar
  • International Cybersecurity Seminar
  • Law and Policy of Cybersecurity
  • Law and Policy of Emergency Public Health Response
  • Licensing and Technology Transfer Law and Policy
  • National Security, Electronic Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment

The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security provides consulting services in the fields of emergency management and homeland security to governmental and institutional organizations worldwide. You will get real-world experience at the center or through outside externships, working with experts in the field and top emergency responders from a range of agencies and organizations, including:

  • Baltimore City Health Department
  • Baltimore City Office of Emergency Management
  • D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Howard County Office of Emergency Management
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Maryland Cybersecurity Council
  • Maryland Emergency Management Agency
  • Maryland Department of Health
  • Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
  • National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • National Security Agency
  • Middle Atlantic Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging
  • Infectious Diseases Research
  • Prince George’s County Health Department
  • Project on National Security Reform
  • U.S. Cyber Command
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of State, Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance
  • Under Armour
  • Cyber Law and Data Privacy Association
  • Journal of Business & Technology Law
  • Annual Symposia and Panel Discussions
  • Incident Response Forum
  • Cyber Maryland
  • UMD Executive Cybersecurity Summit
  • MEMA Conference

Cyber Law and Data Privacy Association

The Cyber Law & Data Privacy Association is dedicated to helping students build their careers in this rapidly growing field. The organization hosts speakers and lectures about cutting-edge issues, arranges networking events, sends students to cyber moot court competitions, and provides resources for individuals interested in cybersecurity, data privacy, and related fields.

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Center for Health and Homeland Security

The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) is a non-profit consulting group and academic center committed to maximizing organizational resilience before, during, and after an emergency event. Get hands-on cybersecurity and crisis management experience through externship opportunities facilitated by CHHS.

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Creating Opportunities

"Our innovative program offers opportunities for students to work with real clients on such projects as exercise planning, policy development, government consulting, and legal analysis through externships at the Center for Health and Homeland Security."

Michael Greenberger
Professor and Director, Center for Health and Homeland Security


Examples of where our graduates have been employed:

In-House Privacy Counsel, Under Armour

Regulatory Counsel, Federal Communications Commission

Data Privacy Analyst, PwC

Global Privacy Lead Counsel, Meta

Cybersecurity Consultant, FTI Consulting

Global Privacy and Security Counsel, W.L. Gore & Associates

Cybersecurity Associate, Wilson Elser

Cybersecurity and Privacy Manager, Grant Thornton LLP

Privacy Senior Legal Counsel, Blackberry

Cybersecurity Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright

Associate General Counsel, Arete Incident Response

Cyber Liability Underwriter, Everest Insurance

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