CLEVELAND (September 16, 2019). Cleveland State University College of Law has launched a fully online Master of Legal Studies (MLS). This program is designed for non-lawyers who work regularly with laws and regulations and will help individuals understand the significant legal and business risks posed by cybersecurity, data security, and data privacy. 

 “We are very proud of C|M|LAW’s national leadership in legal technology education,” – C|M|LAW Dean Lee Fisher. “Professor Brian Ray, who directs our Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection, worked closely with leading practitioners in the field to develop a program that will equip our graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter—or advance their careers—in these fast-growing fields.”

A Program With National Recognition

The online MLS is the latest offering in CSU College of Law’s robust legal technology program. The Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection at CSU College of Law was established in 2016. Furthermore, it has earned national recognition for its innovative approach. This approach integrates law, business, technology, and managerial approaches to address cybersecurity and privacy risks. Each year the Center hosts a national conference that convenes prominent leaders from government, business, technology, and law. These leaders address multidisciplinary strategic approaches to addressing cyber and privacy issues.

“We realized there was a critical need for technologists and business executives to better understand the legal and strategic dimensions of effective cybersecurity,” said Professor Ray. “Students in this program will not only receive the high quality, innovative curriculum but also have access to a professional network we’ve spent years building.”

Students may complete the required 30-credit hour program through either full or part-time study, entirely online. Also, more information about the program and how to apply are available at or by calling 216.687.2328.

About Cleveland State University College of Law

Cleveland State University College of Law is a student-centered law school. Creating opportunities for its students to become leaders in law, business, nonprofit agencies, and government. With over 120 years of experience, C|M|LAW remains at the forefront of legal education innovation. Launching one of the country’s first law school-based solo practice incubators, establishing the region’s first Master of Legal Studies program, and building a groundbreaking leadership education program. Also, C|M|LAW had the highest bar exam pass rate of any law school in Ohio two consecutive times in 2018 and posted record employment. Learn more at or by following @cmlawschool.

About Cleveland State University

Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With 17,000-plus students, ten colleges and schools, and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2019 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News & World Report. Lastly, find out more information about the Cleveland State University College of Law’s Online Master of Legal Studies.