Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Certificate

As the world becomes more digitally interconnected and technologically driven, businesses and consumers are increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats. Regardless your industry, the security of sensitive information is a priority. This program will teach you more than how to maintain a secure system. You will also learn how to effectively manage the risks, and how to quickly and decisively respond to threats from some of the nation’s foremost cybersecurity experts.

This online 13-week program offers working professionals the opportunity to study the complex legal, policy, and compliance challenges resulting from the rapid growth of cyberspace through a comprehensive, interactive portal with online discussions, hands-on exercises, and on-demand lectures. Secure more than your information—secure your place as a cybersecurity expert.

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A program of Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an independent, autonomous school that enjoys an affiliation with Hamline University. It is the largest law school in the region, with approximately 1,000 students and 42 full-time faculty. It has nationally ranked offerings in alternative dispute resolution, clinical education, health law, and part-time programs; an array of certificate and dual-degree programs; and an alumni network of more than 19,000—the largest in the region. It also has more enrollment options than any other law school in the country, with full-time, weekend, and part-time programs, including the nation’s first hybrid on-campus/online J.D. program at an ABA-approved law school. In creating the Hybrid Program, which launched in January 2015 and has become extremely popular with students, we advanced best practices in online education. It’s those practices that we’re now adapting for our professional legal education offerings.

Great in theory. Even better in practice.


Participants are encouraged to have work experience and register at least one week before the program’s start date. However, neither is required. All registrations must be accompanied by a $250 deposit, unless otherwise advised.

Course Sequence

  • Information Privacy Law (3 weeks)
  • Information Governance and Security Risk Management (4 weeks)
  • Information Technology Systems and Security Controls (2 weeks)
  • Incident Management and Response (2 weeks)
  • Liability and Enforcement Authorities (2 weeks)
Course Descriptions  

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  • Evaluation

    Instructors grade the courses on a pass/fail basis. After completing the required courses, participants will be awarded a Certificate in Cybersecurity and Privacy Law from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
  • State Eligibilty and Complaint Process

    Mitchell Hamline School of Law, like all higher education institutions, must follow individual state regulations before enrolling students outside of Minnesota in its online programs. Mitchell Hamline can enroll students residing in most states, but please confirm whether your state is among the eligible states.

    Eligible states and complaint process

  • Continuing Education Credits

    The Cybersecurity and Privacy Law certificate has been approved for 15 hours of on-demand Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits in the state of Minnesota. Please email with questions about CLE credits in other states or for other continued learning credits.

    International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) continuing privacy education (cpe) credits are approved for the Information Privacy Law course.

  • Tuition/Scholarships

    Tuition is $7,440. This program does not qualify for federal financial aid. Limited scholarships are available.  Interested individuals should contact to inquire further. Alumni of Mitchell Hamline School of Law (including alumni from Hamline University School of Law or William Mitchell College of Law) or Hamline University receive a 10 percent discount.
  • Corporate Partnerships

    If you are an organization interested in sending multiple employees, please contact to inquire about corporate rates and opportunities.

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