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247.6S sec. 001 - Blockchain for Lawyers (Summer 2023)

Instructor: Olga Mack  
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction

Meeting:

TuTh 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From May 16, 2023
To May 30, 2023

Summer Quarter: 1
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Enrollment info:
Pending




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.

NOTE: This course will be held on Zoom and requires real-time attendance. You will be dropped from the course if you do not attend all sessions.

Exam Notes: (P+) Course requires a series of papers.
Course Category: Business Law

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