232.11 sec. 001 - When Technology Meets a Criminal Case (Fall 2020)
Instructor: Megan Graham
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Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
- Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
From August 18, 2020
To September 29, 2020
Course End: September 29, 2020
Class Number (1Ls): 34322
Enroll Limit: 11
As of: 09/25 07:21 AM
In today's world, technology is increasingly prevalent in the investigation and litigation of criminal cases. From location tracking information to facial recognition, from risk assessment tools used to set bail conditions to probabilistic genotyping software used to analyze DNA, among many others, technology permeates criminal cases from the start of an investigation to the conclusion of someone's sentence.
This course will survey various technologies that are deployed during criminal cases and will confront the sorts of legal issues and challenges they present. Classes will be discussion-based and will focus on a different technology (or several) each week.
Each student will give a short presentation (5-7 minutes) on a particular technology once during the course to help set the stage for our discussion. Grading will be based on a short final paper (6-8 pages) on a topic of the student's choosing, selected in consultation with the instructor.
This class is among the special Fall 2020 1L elective seminars designed to give entering 1Ls an extra opportunity to form connections despite our remote form of interaction. In light of that goal, these classes will expect real-time attendance and may not be recorded. These classes will all be graded on a Credit/No Credit basis and total written work requirement will be no more than 8 double-spaced pages.
This course is only open to 1Ls.
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Exam Notes: (P) Final paper
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Criminal Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
First Year Courses
Intellectual Property and Technology Law
Social Justice and Public Interest
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