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Computers and the Law

The goal of the seminar is to prepare law students to identify and address legal issues pertaining to the creation, ownership, distribution, procurement and utilization of computer resources. There is absolutely no need for students to have any background in computer technology. The course is designed to accommodate students who do not have a background in computer technology while allowing those with such backgrounds to build upon their experiences. A significant portion of the course is devoted to contracting for the creation, utilization, procurement and distribution of computer resources and the legal issues arising from such activities, including intellectual property issues. Case studies and actual contracts are used. Substantial attention is also paid to the broad spectrum of developing legal issues arising from the increased utilization of and dependance upon computer resources in both the public and private sectors. Issues discussed vary depending upon current events and students' interests but include issues relating to individual freedoms, antitrust, products and professional liability and the international development of technology driven law. Teaching Method: Case studies and discussion/document review Students having questions are encouraged to call the Instructor at his office Text: Course packet Evaluation: Students are required to submit a paper on a topic of their choice on any issue relating to computers and the law (subject to the Instructor's approval). Submission of multiple drafts is encouraged, as is participation in various writing competitions open to the students. There is no final examination. Attendance and active class participation are mandatory. Grading is dependant upon class attendance and participation as well as the effort reflected in the seminar paper. Prerequisites:


Catalog Number: BUSCOM 615
Practice Areas: Business, Corporate,Trans AreaCommercial Practice AreaHigh 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

Fall 2011
Title: Computers and the Law
Faculty: Roberts, Jerome J. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 25



Fall 2010
Title: Computers and the Law
Faculty: Roberts, Jerome J. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 25