LL.M. in Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law

Professor Matthew Schaefer
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Our advisory board has top lawyers and executives from private industry and government and helps mentor our students. Our alumni council features top graduates from our LL.M. program, including those working US Cyber Command, SpaceX, McKinsey Consulting (satellite group), and the U.S. State Department. We draw speakers from the Air Force, NASA, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Aviation Administation, the White House, DirecTV, US Strategic Command, Clearwire, Skype, Virgin Galactic, AT&T, Boeing, and many Washington, D.C. law firms and other companies. Our conferences often feature in-depth discussions of faculty drafted white papers on key topics such as commercial space and on-orbit jurisdiction. Our library and classrooms are recently remodeled. We have a superb and welcoming staff. Our curriculum is up-to-date, including a new space and satellite business law course. Please explore our web site and be sure to contact us to let us know of your interest in our LL.M. degree (either in-residence or online), our J.S.D. in space law or our annual conferences in Washington, D.C. and Lincoln, Nebraska.


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Professor Matt Schaefer
Director, Space, Cyber and Telecom Law Program

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Director Matthew Schaefer

Welcome to the University of Nebraska College of Law's Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Law Program! Our LL.M. degree is the first of its kind in the United States and the only degree of its kind in the world taught in English. We have an outstanding permanent faculty, including Professor Frans von der Dunk (consultant to Dutch government, UN, and numerous companies), Professor Jack Beard (former Association Deputy General Counsel for International Affairs at the Dept. of Defense), Professor Gus Hurwitz (former Honors program attorney, US Dept. of Justice, Antitrust Division for Media/Telecom), and myself (former Director, International Economic Affairs Office, National Security Council/White House). We also have exceptional adjunct faculty, including Dennis Burnett (Senior Vice-President of Government and Regulatory Affairs of Kymeta and former Vice-President of Trade and Export Controls at EADS North America), Fred Campbell (former Wireless Bureau Chief at FCC), Darren Huskisson (former Chief of Space and Cyber Law at USSTRATCOM), and Franceska Schroeder (Principal, Fish & Richardson, D.C) to teach you these "new frontier" areas of the law and other related topics too.


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