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276.6 sec. 001 - Technology Expertise in Law & Policy (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Kenneth A. Bamberger  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    F 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Law 145
    From January 31, 2020
    To February 07, 2020

    F 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Law 145
    On 2020-02-21

    F 08:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    On 2020-02-28

    F 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Law 145
    On 2020-03-06

Course Start: January 31, 2020
Course End: March 06, 2020
Class Number: 32574

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 19
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 34
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

Law and policymaking increasingly rely on technological expertise. Yet, by and large, neither judges nor legislators are technical experts; and leaders of executive branch agencies -- even ones that routinely set technology policy -- frequently lack deep expertise.

This short one-credit CR/NC course will address this issue, increasingly at the heart of governance. The course will center around attendance at the two-day Spring 2020 BCLT/BTLJ Symposium, where leading scholars and practitioners at the intersection of law and technology will address this issue. This course will meet for five Fridays. Three Friday meetings will happen before the Symposium to familiarize ourselves with the scholarship on technology expertise in governance and the work of the panelists. The fourth Friday meeting will happen at the second day of the Symposium on Friday, February 28th, which the professor will attend with the class. The fifth and final meeting will happen after the Symposium, to process and analyze the issues raised. Attendance at the first day of the Symposium, Thursday, February 27th, is not required, but students will be responsible for the information shared that day. So, students can either attend on Thursday or watch a video of the panels.

This course will meet as follows:
Friday, January 31st 10AM-12PM
Friday, February 7th 10AM-12PM
Friday, February 21st 10AM-12PM
Friday, February 28th 8AM-3PM
Friday, March 6th 10AM-12PM

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Litigation and Procedure
Public Law and Policy

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