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247.61 sec. 001 - Blockchain for Lawyers (Spring 2023)

Instructor: Olga Mack  
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person

Meetings:

Th 6:25 PM - 9:05 PM
Location: Law 105
On 2023-03-09

F 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Law 105
On 2023-03-10

F 3:10 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Law 105
On 2023-03-10

Sa 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Law 105
On 2023-03-11

Sa 2:10 PM - 5:10 PM
Location: Law 105
On 2023-03-11

Course Start: March 09, 2023
Course End: March 11, 2023
Class Number: 33405

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 80
Waitlisted: 2
Enroll Limit: 85
As of: 01/27 05:09 PM


Blockchain technologies (decentralized databases utilizing public-private key cryptography and consensus mechanisms that would not normally be of interest beyond protocol engineering circles) have captured the imagination and attention of entrepreneurs, investors, multinational enterprises, and governments because of their transformative potential. Visions of “banking the unbanked,” enhancing democracy, and enabling new forms of global collective action. Fears of fueling illicit activity such as terrorist financing and money laundering. In these early days of this embryonic technology, much of this potential remains theoretical, most of the use cases experimental, and the application of existing legal and regulatory frameworks largely unsettled. This course explores the theoretical potential and practical limitations of blockchain technologies and the evolving legal and regulatory responses to early applications, with a view to distilling the most legally-salient attributes of blockchain technologies for evaluating their opportunities and risks in a range of practice settings.


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) may be dropped without notice. The instructor can 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 risk being dropped without notice.


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Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Business Law

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