UIC John Marshall Named One of the Top Law Schools for Privacy Law by IAPP


The International Association of Privacy Professionals has named UIC John Marshall Law School in Chicago a top-tier law school for privacy law.

The IAPP recently released the first-ever “Privacy in U.S. Law Schools” report, reflecting an overview of privacy education at U.S. law schools accredited by the American Bar Association. The IAPP classified law schools in three tiers, based upon the schools’ course and program offerings in privacy. UIC John Marshall was among only a handful of schools that attained a ranking in Tier 1.

David Sorkin, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, has taught a variety of courses in the areas of privacy and technology law at UIC John Marshall since 1995, when he and the late George Trubow created one of the first law school courses on Cyberspace Law. Sorkin also serves as faculty advisor to the UIC Journal of Privacy & Technology Law, a student-edited law review. He notes that many graduates of the Law School have become leaders in these fields and are active participants in IAPP and other professional organizations.

Randolph Robinson II, who joined UIC John Marshall’s faculty in 2018, teaches Information Law, Policy, & Privacy, the school’s foundational privacy course.  Robinson, who holds two IAPP certifications, believes that the IAPP’s report on Privacy in U.S. Law Schools is long overdue. “While other schools are ramping up their privacy programs to fill the huge new demand for attorneys with this knowledgebase, UIC John Marshall has been a leader in this area for decades.” UIC John Marshall offers courses on global privacy law, health information privacy and related topics.  These course offerings are available to both JD students and non-JD students through the school’s LLM and MJ degrees.

Leading the way in intellectual property and privacy law education since 1940, UIC John Marshall’s Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law remains one of the leading providers of education and research in these fields. The Law School offers MJ, LLM, and JD/LLM programs in Privacy & Technology Law.

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