Technology Law: Law of the Newly Possible   [Archived Catalog]
2018-2019 School of Law Bulletin

LAWS 680 - Technology Law: Law of the Newly Possible

Credits: 2/3

This course examines how law responds to, incorporates, and affects the development of new technologies. The seminar addresses questions of risk and regulation from both public and private perspectives. It considers a range of currently emerging technologies as well as historic innovations that offer insights into anticipating and resolving key legal and policy tensions. Readings will be excerpted from source documents, academic and technical literature, and current drafts of bills and standards. All students will be expected to actively contribute during class and to critically reflect through regular response papers.

Note: Satisfies the perspective requirement. If taken for three credits (which entails an assignment beyond the regular response papers), it also satisfies the writing requirement.

Basis of Grade: Response Papers and class participation

Form of Grade: Letter