Cyberspace and Sovereignty

This course explores the relationship between law and technology. During the semester, we will focus on how judges, policy makers and prominent academics reconcile law and technology with respect to innovation, content production and distribution, speech, anonymity, reputation management, attribution, and source identification (trademarks). We will also focus on special issues involving sovereign spaces. Here, we will explore self-regulation and the efficiencies of non-governmental actors in areas such as privacy, domain names and spam regulations. Through a close examination of recent personal jurisdiction, commerce clause and enforcement of judgment cases, we will also examine how sovereignty is being tested in an increasingly connected world. The course requirements include extensive weekly readings; active and thoughtful participation is expected and forms a significant part of the grade. Each student will be expected to become an ¿expert¿ on a single, well defined topic related to the core concerns of the course and to produce a monograph on the topic in which he or she presents a clear argument and recommendation based on a focused legal and public policy analysis. (I may or may not divide students into teams of two for this purpose). Teaching Method: Seminar discussion and student presentations Text: Course pack

Catalog Number: CONPUB 643
Practice Areas: Business, Corporate,Trans AreaConstitutional Law & ProcedureHigh Technology
Additional Course Information: 1 Draft degree req may be met with class ,  3 draft degree req may be met with class ,  Consult Professor about writing requirements

Course History

Spring 2011
Title: Cyberspace and Sovereignty
Faculty: Hines, John L. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 0