940 Privacy Law in the Info Age - §018, Spring 2011

Categories: Constitutional Law Intellectual Property Human Rights

Instructor(s) Ashley, Christopher, Bilder, Anne

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.  Pass/fail option is available.


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