Meet Elsbeth


In Short: executive director of the space, cyber, and telecom law program at Nebraska Law, lawyer with a background in cyber law (crime, security, policy) and recent focus into national security and space issues, research development is my jam, two wonderful humans call me mom, a determined albeit slow runner, frequent hair changer, reader of fantasy, scifi, romance, and graphic novels, tv lover, married to a concert and event chef who has cooked for Paul McCartney, but I was more excited about Cher.

Long Form: Elsbeth Magilton received her B.A., cum laude, from Doane College in 2008. After starting her career in web development and design, Elsbeth shifted into technology policy during law school. She earned her J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law and received a concentration in Cyberlaw. During law school Elsbeth also attended the William and Mary College of Law, completing courses in cybercrime and electronic discovery and working with the Center for Legal and Court Technology. Her current focus areas include commercial space law and policy, cybersecurity and cybercrime, and national security. Elsbeth is admitted to practice law in the state of Nebraska and is member of the Nebraska  Bar Association.

Elsbeth is the Executive Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications law programs at the University of Nebraska College of Law. There she oversees program development and strategic growth, program budgets, government and commercial collaboration and relationship development, domestic and international student recruitment and relations, student research projects and proposals, the Lachs Moot Court Competition team, online classroom structure and technology deployment, and serves as the main on-campus contact for LL.M., J.S.D. and J.D. students specializing in space, cyber, or telecommunications law.

 In her free time Elsbeth enjoys being a mother to two young children, reading, running, Netflix binging, crafting, and indulging in being an all around internet junkie. Her hair will probably be different every time you see her.

If you or your group is seeking a speaker on space, cyber, or telecommunications law, international student development (or any related topic) you can learn more about my speaking history and press recognition on the on my CV.

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