940 Privacy Law in the Information Age - §012, Spring 2015

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Instructor(s) Bilder, Anne, Kastberg, Erin

This seminar-style course is about privacy --what it means to the courts, to the legislature, to the public, or whether it really means anything at all. Through a variety of source materials, including case law, legislation, essays, and literature, the course examines constitutional and common law approaches to privacy issues in many contexts -- our persons, our homes, our workplaces, our schools, our computers and cyberspace. It also includes cultural and comparative law dimensions of privacy. The instructors make a concerted effort to weave current events and "hot topics" in privacy into the syllabus and class discussions. Students are graded primarily on a final research paper, oral presentation of the paper in class, and on class participation that includes leadership of a class discussion on selected topics. Students have the option of writing an additional paper to earn a third credit. Pass/fail option is available.

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