The Catholic University of America
Law & Technology Institute Curriculum: 
Communications / Data Privacy Law Track

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Required Courses

• Administrative Law
• Communications Law Practicum

One of the following:
• Introduction to Communications Law
• Cyberlaw 
• Information Privacy


Elective courses (3 required)

• Agency Partnership
• Antitrust
• Compliance & Corporate Responsibility
• Copyright Law
• Cybercrime and Criminal Enforcement
• Cyberlaw
• e-Discovery
• Entertainment Law
• First Amendment Problems of the Media
• Information Privacy
• Intellectual Property Transactions
• International Intellectual Property
• Introduction to Communications Law
• Introduction to Intellectual Property Law
• Legal Drafting Seminar – Contract Drafting
• Legal Drafting Seminar – Legislative Drafting
• Lobbying and the Law
• National Security Law & Policy Seminar
• Patent Law
• Professional Sports and the Law
• Remedies
• Space Law
• Trademarks and Unfair Competition


Transition to Practice (1 required; must be taken during 3rd or 4th year,
unless fulfilling this requirement with a clinic)

• Advanced Trial Practice
• Civil Practice Clinic
• Communications Law Practicum
• Intellectual Property Capstone
• Legislation: The Making of a Federal Statute
• Negotiations: Theory and Practice
• Trial Practice


Externship Opportunities

LTI students following the communications law track are required to complete one for-credit (unpaid) externship focused on communications / data privacy law with an organization outside the law school, and are strongly encouraged to complete at least one additional paid or unpaid communications / data privacylaw-focused externship during their course of study. With permission of the Directors, current full-time communications / data privacy  work experience may be used to fulfill the externship requirement. The following is a partial list of organizations where students have served in externships: 

Federal Government

Department of Commerce, NTIA
Department of Justice
Department of State
Executive Office of the President of the United States, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Trade Commission
U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology

Associations and Public Interest Organizations

CTIA - The Wireless Association
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Elecetronic Privacy Information Center
Future of Privacy Forum
National Association of Broadcasters
National Public Radio
National Security Counselors
Network Advertising Initiative
Newspaper Association of America
Personal Communications Industry Association
Public Knowledge
Radio Television News Directors Association
Recording Industry Association of America
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Telecommunications Industry Association


Fox Television Stations, Inc
Mobile Satellite Ventures
National Geographic Channel

Law Firms

Arnold and Porter
Fletcher Heald & Hildreth
Lampert, O'Connor, Johnston P.C.
Latham & Watkins
Wiley Rein, LLP
Wilkinson Barker Knauer
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP


Institutes and Programs 
Contact Information

Phone: 202-319-6081

Fax: 202-319-4004


Mailing Address:

Office of Institues and Special Programs
The Catholic University of America
Columbus School of Law

Washington, DC 20064

Constantia Dedoulis
Director of Institutes and Special Programs