This is the webpage for a class from the PAST that
has ALREADY ENDED. Current class information is available here
- 5/1/2017: The time to ask me questions about the course has now passed. If you asked me a question I didn't answer, feel free to re-send it. Otherwise, you're on your own! Good luck with the final, and with all of your other classes! If I have anything more to communicate with the class, I'll post an announcement to Canvas and to the class website.
- 4/28/2017: I have posted audio recordings from yesterday's review session to Canvas.
- 4/28/2017: Remember that your final amicus brief or opening statement is due today at 5pm. I will grade your most recent upload (and only your most recent upload). If you emailed me your submission, I will not grade it. To put a finer point on it, eight of you (aside from the Dungeon Masters) have not uploaded anything to Canvas. Please be sure you have something for me to grade!
- 4/26/2017: I have posted the instruction pages to the final exam to Canvas (see Announcements).
- 4/18/2017: I have posted model short answer questions and answers to the "Other Class Materials" section below.
- 4/6/2017: For the class discussion following the moot court on Thursday, April 13th, please read the supplemental reader available on Canvas under Moot Court Materials. This is assigned reading for every student in the class, whether or not you have a role in the moot court for that day.
- 3/30/2017: I have posted past exams for this class to the "Other Materials" section below.
- 3/11/2017: The moot court materials for all four moot courts have been posted to Canvas at the Pages link under Moot Court Materials. Advocates in particular should take a look soon. I have provided instructions for advocates who want to propose an amendment to the packet.
- 3/5/2017: As indicated on your syllabus, for class on Thursday, 3/9, you must read an excerpt from U.S. v. Jones, which I have posted below in "Supplemental Reading", in addition to some pages from the casebook.
- 2/16/2017: For class on Tuesday, 2/28, I am adding a second case, U.S. v. Cotterman, to your assignment. The final assignment is: Supp/185-212.
- 2/9/2017: For the next two weeks, I need to shuffle around my office hours. I will NOT hold office hours on any of the next two Mondays or Wednesdays. Instead, I will hold office hours on Tuesday, 2/14; Thursday, 2/16; and Thursday, 2/23, all from 2:30 - 3:30 PM. My ordinary office hours will resume on Monday, 2/27.
- 1/26/2017: I have posted both the handout and the answer key from the section 1030 exercise we did in class today to the "Pages" section of Canvas.
- 1/26/2017: By Friday, 1/27, 5pm, sign up for one or more roles and/or cases using the Google form available from the "Pages" link on the Canvas page. I will post assignments early next week.
- 1/24/2017: Posted final instruction sheet and schedule for moot court oral arguments (a slightly updated version of what I handed out in class) to "Other Class Materials" below. We will sign up for roles in class on Thursday.
- 1/16/2017: Posted syllabus below.
- 1/5/2017: Created web page and posted first two reading assignments.
Course syllabus (first posted version, version 0.91) (pdf) (word).
First Two Readings
For the first class, on Tuesday, January 17th, read pages 1 to 29 of the casebook. In addition, skim the three parts to this series by Symantec about computer security and hacking:
For the second class, on Thursday, January 19th, read pages 29 to 51
of the casebook and pages 123 to 127 of the supplement.
We will use two primary texts:
You must have the latest versions of both the casebook and
the supplement (3d edition and 2017 edition, respectively). Older
versions will not do.
- As indicated in your syllabus, for class on Thursday, March 9th, in addition to pages from the casebook, you must read an excerpt from the Supreme Court's opinion in U.S. v. Jones, available here: (Word) (pdf).
Other Class Materials
Sample/Practice Final Exams
Model Short Answer Questions and Answers
To help you prepare for this year's short answer questions, a format I have never used before, I have prepared a document with five model questions and model answers.
Past Final Exams
- Computer Crime - Spring 2015
- Computer Crime - Spring 2013
- Computer Crime - Fall 2011
- Computer Crime - Fall 2009
- This was a very difficult exam, so don't lose heart by the amount of material presented.
- Final Exam from Fall 2009.
- Grading Rubric from Fall 2009.