262.67 sec. 001 - Human Rights Investigations in the Digital Age (Fall 2020)
Instructor: Alexa Koenig (view instructor's profile)
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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): 34327
Enroll Limit: 11
As of: 11/28 11:41 PM
This class will introduce 1L students to the practice of digital open-source investigations: investigations that use social media and other publicly-available, internet-based sources to develop evidence for human rights advocacy and legal accountability. Students will learn the background information needed to effectively and ethically collect and authenticate information on war crimes, grave international crimes, and human rights abuses from digital sources. The course will be led by the Human Rights Center's executive director, Alexa Koeng.
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.
Real-time attendance at the first Zoom 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 or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.
This course is only open to 1Ls.
Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
This is a credit only course
Course Category: International and Comparative Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
First Year Courses
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Required Books are in blue
- Digital Witness: Using Open Source Information for Human Rights Investigation, Documentation, and Accountability
Sam Dubberley, Alexa Koenig, Daragh Murray
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
e-Book Available: Yes
e-Book procurement note: https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Witness-Investigation-Documentation-Accountability-ebook/dp/B0822WSG2P
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
Price Source: user provided