The Catholic University of America
Law & Technology Institute Curriculum: 
Information Privacy Law Track

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Required Courses

• Administrative Law
• Cyberlaw
• Information Privacy Law


Elective courses (3 required)

• Antitrust
• Communications Law Practicum (strongly recommended)
• Copyright Law
• Cybercrime and Criminal Enforcement
• e-Discovery
• Entertainment Law
• First Amendment Problems of the Media
• Intellectual Property Transactions
• International Intellectual Property
• Introduction to Communications Law
• Introduction to Intellectual Property
• Justice Scalia's Textualism
• Legal Drafting Seminar -- Contract Drafting
• Legal Drafting Seminar – Legislation
• National Security Law & Policy Seminar
• Lobbying and the Law
• Patent Law
• Sports and the 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
• Intellectual Property Capstone
• Legislation: The Making of a Federal Statute
• Negotiations: Theory and Practice
• Trial Practice


Externship Opportunities

LTI students following the information privacy law track are required to complete one for-credit (unpaid) externship focused on information privacy law with an organization outside the law school, and are strongly encouraged to complete at least one additional paid or unpaid externship focused on information privacy law during their course of study. With permission of the Directors, current full-time information 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 Homeland Security
Department of Justice – Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section
Department of State
Executive Office of the President of the United States, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Trade Commission
Food and Drug Administration, Federal Information Privacy Internship Program
House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet
Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law

Associations and Public Interest Organizations

Electronic Frontier Foundation
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Future of Privacy Forum
National Security Counselors
Network Advertising Initiative
Personal Communications Industry Association
Public Knowledge
Wikimedia Foundation


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