Required Courses

  • Administrative Law
  • Communications Law Practicum

One of the following:

  • Introduction to Communications Law
  • Cyberlaw
  • Information Privacy

Elective courses

(3 required; Must be different from the courses used to fulfill the Required Courses -- e.g., Cyberlaw cannot count as both a Required Course and an Elective; Please note that not every course listed as an elective will be a course focused on communications law topics, but may, rather, be a course focused on topics complementary to communications law).

  • 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

(One required; choose one from the following courses 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 privacy law-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
  • Department of State 
  • Committee on Energy and Commerce
  • Executive Office of the President of the United States
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • NTIA Department of Justice 
  • Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Subcommittee on Communications
  • Technology
  • U.S. House of Representatives

Associations and Public Interest Organizations

  • CTIA - The Wireless Association
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Electronic Privacy Information Center
  • Future of Privacy Forum
  • National Association of Broadcasters
  • National Public Radio
  • National Security Counselors
  • Network Advertising Initiative
  • Newseum
  • 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

Businesses

  • AT&T
  • Comcast
  • Fox Television Stations, Inc
  • Mobile Satellite Ventures
  • National Geographic Channel
  • NBC-Universal
  • Nokia T-Mobile
  • Verizon

Law Firms

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