Technology & the Law

This course examines legal and policy challenges stemming from rapidly evolving cybersecurity threats. Cyber insecurities affect many types of actors—for example, individuals who suffer...

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M. Grady

This course is a basic one-semester introduction to federal antitrust law, including the rules against price-fixing, market division, monopolization, attempts to monopolize, tie-ins, and exclusive...

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S. Stern

This course reflects an integrated approach to the television industry, and the role of lawyers and legal doctrine within it. The course will focus on new challenges faced by the industry in response...

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J. Michaels

This course is an introductory examination of U.S. national security law. We will study questions relating to the exercise of military force, the conduct of intelligence operations, and the...

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A. Heinrich D. Lichtman

This is an introductory course in patent law and patent strategy. Although the readings will at times cover technical areas, no technical background is required or even helpful. Instead, our...

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M. Grady D. Lichtman X. Tang

Patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret law are increasingly playing a central role in the economy, in business strategy, in scientific achievement, and in culture as well. This survey is...

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J. Villasenor

This course addresses some of the most pressing and interesting constitutional questions raised by new technologies. Issues to be considered include the tension between anonymous speech and allegedly...

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A. Alben

“Privacy" has emerged as a critical component of consumer protection in our data-driven economy. Most Americans believe that privacy is under siege, yet they would find it difficult to define what...

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E. Parson

This course will examine the challenges posed to legal arrangements and institutions of government by certain societal trends – principally related to technological advance and environmental stress –...

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C. Hessler

This seminar explores major legal controversies afflicting the digital economy. In particular, the seminar asks how “property” and “monopoly power” should be defined to promote prosperity when...

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In this highly participatory seminar, students will assess the complex relationship among disruptive technologies, law, and regulation, with an emphasis on the U.S. legal system. The course will draw...

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D. Cohen

This course will cover a full spectrum of legal issues relating to contemporary news media, including the laws of defamation, privacy, newsgathering and intellectual property. While we will focus on...

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E. Parson

This course will examine the challenges posed to legal arrangements and institutions of government by certain societal trends – principally related to technological advance and environmental stress –...

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This course addresses some of the most pressing constitutional questions raised by new technologies. The course is largely case-based, and considers the evolving technology-driven challenges of...

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J. Villasenor

This course addresses the blockchain and the associated legal and regulatory considerations. Topics include cryptocurrencies (particularly bitcoin), Ethereum, smart contracts, and registries of...

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