Classes

Legal Writing Workshop

Semester: 

Winter

Offered: 

2018
This course teaches students how to strengthen their writing and analytic skills. Students will write and edit several documents, both objective and persuasive. Assignments may include professional e-mails, office memoranda, client letters, substantive motions, or a brief for the court. The course will cover several aspects of good writing, from punctuation and word choice to sentence and paragraph structure, as well as proper citation use. Course assignments may be used to fulfill the upper-level writing requirement.

Legal Research and Writing for LLM's

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018

This course introduces graduates of law programs outside the United States to the principles of U.S. legal discourse and to the basics of manual and electronic U.S. legal research. Students will have an opportunity to practice researching complex questions of U.S. law and writing memoranda based on their research

Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digitial Rights (Online, Summers)

Semester: 

Summer

The course will explore specific problems in applying real world law to cyberspace in areas such as intellectual property, privacy, content control, and international jurisdiction.  The class also reviews the legal and ethical issues associated with information security including access, use, and dissemination. We will emphasize legal infrastructure relating to information assurance and emerging technologies for management of digital rights. We further examine the role of information security in various domains such as health care, scientific research, and personal...

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Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights

Semester: 

Spring

A MS elective, and PhD required class, Cyberlaw will explore the legal and ethical issues associated with information security, including access, use, and dissemination. Emphasis will be on the legal infrastructure relating to information assurance, such as the DMCA, HIPAA, privacy law(s), data breach laws, as well as emerging technologies for management of digital rights, such as PCI-DSS and Blockchain. We will examine the role of information security in various domains, including healthcare, research, government, and personal communications. We will also examine criminal...

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