David Thaw

University of Pittsburgh | 3900 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 | dbthaw@gmail.com


General Course Information


Professor Thaw’s primarily teaches in the areas of law and technology, cybersecurity, cybercrime, regulation and administrative law. He also teaches courses in first-year criminal law, criminal procedure and constitutional law. He has been a Visiting Lecturer at Hallym University of Graduate Studies (Seoul, KR) and a Visiting Professor at Università degli Studi di Milano (University of Milan).

In addition to his regularly taught courses, Professor Thaw’s law teaching interests include Privacy, Corporations & Business Organizations, and Cyberlaw. His other information and computer science teaching interests include networks, computer security, and security informatics.

Office Hours (Fall 2018)

  • Mondays, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, in Room 303 of the Law School Building. (While students are, of course, welcome to stop by at any time, I recommend emailing in advance. This is because I teach and work in two different buildings on campus.)

Courses Currently Offered (Fall 2018)


Courses Generally Taught by Professor Thaw

I frequently teach the courses listed in this section. The links below provide information to current and prospective students who may want to learn about my teaching style, topic selection, and other matters related to courses they might take with me in upcoming semesters.

Law School Courses

  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure

Cross-Listed Courses

  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
  • Cybercrime

Other Teaching Interests

In addition to those courses I generally teach, my research and professional interests and experience cover a variety of other areas in which I will sometimes teach, depending on the needs of the University and its students. These include:

Law School Courses

  • Information Privacy Law
  • Internet Law/Cyberlaw
  • Civil Procedure
  • Corporations/Business Organizations
  • Regulated Industries

Information/Computer Science Courses

  • Computer/Network Security
  • Priciples of Cybersecurity
  • Networking
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Security Informatics

Cross-Listed Courses

  • Economics of Information Security (Seminar)
  • Privacy Practice, Design, & Regulation
  • Cyber Risk Management