This is the webpage for a class from the PAST that has ALREADY ENDED. Current class information is available here.


What you should know about this class

  1. This class will be held during wintersession, the one week period immediately preceding the spring semester 2013. Traditionally, wintersession offerings have been limited to trial advocacy, but this year the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs wanted to experiment with a few, new, one-credit course offerings.
  2. In the spirit of the experimental nature of the Associate Dean's charge, this won't be a typical law school class. First, the class will focus a lot on technology and technology policy and not a lot on legal doctrine.
  3. Second, half of the classes will be conducted in a computer lab in the ATLAS building (near the center of campus, not far from the UMC), and every student will receive hands-on experience with some of the technologies we will study.
  4. Third, every student in the class is required to attend a full day conference, scheduled for Friday, January 11th. The conference is scheduled to run from 9:15 AM to 5:00 PM. Details and full agenda are posted online.
  5. This course is offered for a grade. Your grade will be assessed based on a combination of all of the following:
  6. The reading for the class is expected to be comparable in quantity to a typical law school seminar, meaning approximately 30 to 50 pages per day, although the final syllabus is still being worked out.

Course Syllabus

The syllabus is available as a PDF file.

Monday Reading

Readings for the first class follow. As of 5:30pm on Wednesday, January 2nd, the Monday reading list is now complete.

Advice on reading: You need not read the assignments in this class as closely as you do for your doctrinal, black-letter courses. Instead, read for close comprehension but not more. (This may be similar advice you've been given in your seminar courses.)

For the first class, the readings fit in two categories:

Tuesday Reading

As of 2pm on Friday, January 4th, the reading for Tuesday is complete.

Wednesday Reading

As of 9am on Monday, January 7th, the reading for Wednesday is complete.

Big Data:

Facial Recognition:

Location Privacy:

Thursday Reading: