Space, Cyber, and National Security Law

Space, Cyber, and National Security Law

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Situated within the University of Nebraska College of Law, the Space, Cyber, and National Security Law Program bridges law, technology and global security — and has done so for over a decade. Students develop the skills they will need to solve problems now and into the future by exploring the laws and regulations that impact every satellite, phone call and online interaction. SCNS graduates, faculty and alumni are leading the wave of international change from America’s heartland.

About the Program

We focus on you, the student. Our faculty and staff help you develop a program that is unique and specialized to your interests and passions. There are a number of degree track options in the program to meet the needs of both legal professionals and law students entering the field.

J.D. Program of Concentrated Study

The Space, Cyber, and National Security Law curriculum is open to all Nebraska J.D. students as a program of concentrated study certificate. The program is considered an Individualized Program of Concentrated Study, rather than a fixed program, allowing J.D. students to focus on a specific field of interest for their required hours, as well as title their concentration in a way that is most beneficial to them.

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LL.M. Program

Open to persons with J.D. (law) degrees interested in advancing and specializing their legal expertise. The full time and on campus LL.M. is an intense and fulfilling one year program. Our online program is a 3-year, part-time program, where students attend online classes synchronously with students who attend on-campus.

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“The program offers students an incredible opportunity to learn from people that are passionate and lead in their respective fields. Since expressing my interest everyone in the program has helped foster my interest through recommended courses or summer work opportunities. Their support makes me feel more confident about my capabilities as well as my future prospects.”

Endeliza Hampton

Woomera Manual Project

Professor Jack Beard at The Hague with a large group of representatives
Professor Jack Beard and the editorial board of the Woomera Manual on the International Law of Military Space Activities and Operations presented the draft manuscript to representatives from twenty-four countries at The Hague, Netherlands. Learn more about our leadership

Leaders in National Security

United States Space Force Lieutenant General Nina Armangno speaking at conference
Current United States Space Force Lieutenant General Nina Armangno speaks at Nebraska Law in 2019 at the Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance Conference. Learn more about our leadership


Since 2008 the Space, Cyber, and National Security Law program has trained legal professionals and supported our nation’s work in space and security.

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Meet the Team

Our faculty and staff are international experts and leading researchers on space, security and technology.

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We host and attend numerous international conferences to present and exchange ideas, most notably including our annual space law conference in Washington D.C. 

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Whether you were part of our LL.M. program, a J.D., or a J.S.D., we want to keep in touch, support you throughout your career and celebrate your success.

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