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

(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
  • 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


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

Law Firms

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