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.