MD Carey Law partners with academic network CYBERCOM
the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is one of the newest partners of U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) in a nationwide effort to meet education and workforce needs in cyberspace.
Maryland Carey Law is the first law school to participate in CYBERCOM’s Academic Engagement Network (AEN), a program designed to create a strong and accessible pool of qualified cyber professionals.
CYBERCOM officials chose the law school because of its strong and well-established cyber law program, developed and led by the University of Maryland Homeland Health and Security Center (CHHS). The academic partnership with US Cyber Command will provide a mutually beneficial relationship between US Cyber Command, CHHS, and Maryland Carey Law.
“This field is no longer just about technology,” noted Markus Rauschecker, JD, Director, CHHS Cybersecurity Program. “There are significant legal and political issues at stake and US CYBERCOM will benefit from partnering with us because we are a law school that actively engages on these issues,” he continued.
Michael Greenberger, J.D., Maryland Carey law professor and director of CHHS agrees. “Our extensive on-the-ground work advising many state and local governments on these critically important issues, along with our sponsorship of five cyber/academic courses that we teach each year at Carey Law, have clearly caught the attention of the US Cyber Command,” he said. “Carey Law is the only law school in the country on this prestigious list and Markus Rauschecker and his team at CHHS are to be enthusiastically congratulated.”
A total of 84 colleges and universities have been selected to join the US Cybercommand Academic Engagement Network. Partners include 70 universities, 14 community colleges, nine minority-serving institutions, four military service academies, and four military war and staff colleges.
“Cyber Command’s goal for the NEA is to strengthen our relationships and communications with these participating institutions,” said CYBERCOM Executive Director David Frederick.
Partnership benefits include access to CYBERCOM through scheduled events and engagements with command staff, the Cyber National Mission Force, and all four U.S. Army commands; Army Cyber Command, Fleet Cyber Command, Air Forces Cyber Command, and Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command.
Rauschecker said the partnership will be a boon for students and faculty by giving them access to valuable opportunities, including:
- Monthly Tech Talks – Faculty and students will be able to speak with officials and experts from US Cyber Command each month, where they can discuss some of the latest issues facing the nation, including topics such as electoral security and disinformation campaigns.
- Internship and Recent Graduate Opportunities – Beginning in the summer of 2023, Maryland Carey law students will be able to participate in internships at U.S. Cyber Command to gain hands-on experience. Recent graduates will also have the opportunity to work with the US Cyber Command.
- Mentorships – Students will be able to request mentorships for capstone projects. U.S. Cyber Command officials will mentor students so they can produce cutting-edge work with real impact.
- Research Symposia – Students and faculty at Maryland Carey Law will be able to present on issues of law and policy at annual research symposia that bring together academics and government leaders. These symposia will provide an opportunity for US Cyber Command and academic institutions to learn from each other.
- Individual Speaker Engagements – Students will be able to regularly hear from U.S. Cyber Command leaders and participate in Q&As. Command leaders will also appear as guest lecturers in law courses.
CHHS, through its partnership with the University of Maryland’s Francis King Carey School of Law, administers and teaches nationally recognized JD and master’s degree programs in cybersecurity law and policy. For more information on academic programs, visit: https://www.mdchhs.com/academic/graduate-programs.