Managing a Complex World

NYU Law is at the forefront of law and security issues, with two cutting-edge centers and leading experts specializing in issues vital to global security. The Center on Law and Security engages in innovative research focusing on key national security law challenges: the activities and oversight of intelligence services; the law and strategy of counterterrorism; cybersecurity; financial sanctions and economic statecraft; and the security implications of new payment technologies. The NYU Center for Cybersecurity, a collaboration between the Law School and NYU Tandon School of Engineering,  addresses questions at the meeting point of security and technology: How should the government and private parties interact when it comes to cybersecurity? What kind of legal and technical framework will enable companies to shore up their digital defenses? And what is the appropriate level of risk management for private companies? The two schools have achieved national leadership in the development of interdisciplinary research, teaching, and public outreach to address these vexing questions. They have created classes that are cross-listed in the schools of engineering and law, and also recently announced the establishment of a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy Program for executives. The one-year program is intended for experienced professionals from a range of backgrounds who seek to deepen their understanding of cybersecurity risk and strategy. 

Three scholarships are also available to law students interested in this area: The NYU Cyber Scholars Program, the ASPIRE Scholarship, and the Latham & Watkins Award in Technology and Law

Course Spotlight

The National Security Executive, the Courts, and the Constitution, taught by David Golove, focuses on constitutional issues surrounding the conduct of foreign affairs, war, presidential vs. congressional powers, and the role of the courts.

Student Voices

Riane Harper '17 discusses working with Zachary Goldman ’09, the executive director of the Center on Law and Security.  

Press Highlights

Author: Samuel Estreicher
"Gaming The Tax Code" NPR Weekend Edition Saturday
Expert: David Kamin '09
Featured: Jessica Rosenworcel '97
Expert: Michael Li, Brennan Center for Justice