Mitchell Hamline School of Law kicked off the first in a series of new online educational offerings aimed at working professionals Tuesday.
The 13-week certificate program in Cybersecurity and Privacy Law drew 35 students from a variety of companies including 3M, Apple, and Best Buy. The group is comprised of lawyers, IT professionals, chief information and information security officers, and risk management and compliance professionals. Sign-ups are under way for the spring session of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Law certificate program, which starts in January. The school is hoping to launch its next new online certificate program, in Human Resources Compliance, in February.
“We’re thrilled by the interest in these new programs,” said Mitchell Hamline President and Dean Mark Gordon. “Our goal is to broaden access to legal education by offering courses on topics that are timely and relevant to business professionals in an online format that allows them to complete the work on their own schedules.”
The Cybersecurity and Privacy Law certificate joins two other online professional legal education programs at Mitchell Hamline. The school offers an online program in health care compliance and an online/in-person program in international business negotiation.