The University of Nebraska College of Law is launching a new doctorate degree program this fall, and it is an unusual one.
The school will be building on its existing one-year program for a master of laws in space, cyber and telecommunications law when it begins to offer a doctorate of juridicial sciences degree program, aka space law.
Graduates of the one-year program have gone on to careers working
for private companies, federal agencies and military units, as well as
for think tanks, consultants and law firms.
Matthew Schaefer is
director of the college's Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Law
program, and he says the Nebraska law school breaks new ground as the
only doctoral-level space law program in the United States.
He says he expects one or two students to join the doctoral program each year and will likely take two to three years to complete the degree.
UNL will be the only law school in the United States to offer both an L.L.M. and J.S.D. in space law.