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Education

Teaching and learning are at the core of our work. Berkman Klein Center faculty and affiliates teach and mentor across the University and beyond the gates of Harvard. Among our key programs is the Cyberlaw Clinic, which has educated hundreds of Harvard Law School students thought real-world opportunities to advise clients on technology-related issues with the guidance of licensed attorneys. We also build platforms to facilitate new ways of learning and open our classrooms to the world.

Examples of our education-related activities include the Digital Literacy Resource Platform (DLRP), an evolving collection of tools in different languages that people can use to learn more about Internet related themes; CopyrightX, a three-pronged initiative that includes a course at Harvard Law School, a popular online course open to the public, and a series of international affiliated courses taught by local copyright experts; the AGTech Forum, a series of workshops that bring together state attorneys general and staff with academics and technologists to discuss emerging issues in technology; and H2O, a platform for organizing, consuming, and sharing electronic textbooks, and course materials. We also contribute to learning and the exchange of ideas through the workshops, events, and talks we host, which bring leading thinkers and practitioners together with our community and the public to discuss challenging topics related to the Internet.

Past efforts have included study groups that are open to the public on topics such as robotics and the ethics of data, Harvard’s Digital Problem Solving Initiative, and iLaw, an early initiative aimed to to offer the public a way to learn about the essential legal, economic, and public interest debates surrounding the Internet and new technologies.

Formal courses are also among Berkman Klein’s educational offerings. Below is a list of BKC-affiliated courses offered at Harvard.

Past Courses

CyberOne: Law in the Court of Public Opinion - Fall 2007

This year's Cyberone will begin with empathic argument and programming from scratch, then segue immediately to projects. More

Internet, Law, and Politics: Seminar - Spring 2007

This course will consider some of the most intriguing of the political and legal issues to which the advent of the Internet gives rise. The course will seek to frame these… More

Cyberlaw: Internet Points of Control - Winter 2007

This course examines current legal, political, and technical struggles for control/ownership of the global Internet and its content. Course themes include the interaction between… More

Evidence - Winter 2007

Evidence--the law, logic, philosophy and practice of argument and proof as instruments of dispute resolution. What are the functions and limitations of trial? How does our trial… More

CyberOne: Law in the Court of Public Opinion - Fall 2006

This year's Cyberone will begin with empathic argument and programming from scratch, then segue immediately to projects. Projects will include furthering work already ongoing, as… More

CyberStrategy: Law and Emotion: Reading Group - Fall 2006

Urs and I are interested in identifying and discussing both analytical and constructive principles that might be derived fro+m various bodies of knowledge, including knowledge… More

Freshman Seminar 40p - The Law of the Internet - Fall 2006

This seminar will consider some of the most intriguing of the issues to which the advent of the internet has given and continues to give rise. It will focus on a cluster of topics… More

Practical Lawyering in Cyberspace: Seminar - Fall 2006

Using a variety of cyberlaw-related case studies drawn from recent, actual controversies, along with targeted readings, court filings, real-life testimony, deposition videotapes… More

Practical Lawyering and Internet-Related Issues - Fall 2005

Using a variety of Internet-related case studies drawn from recent, actual controversies, along with targeted readings, court filings, real-life testimony, deposition videotapes… More

Cyberlaw and the Global Economy - Fall 2004

This seminar will focus on recent developments in cyberlaw with impact on commercial and cross-border transactions. The course is not exclusively an international or comparative… More

Digital Democracy - Fall 2003

Over the past 15 years, digital information and communication networks have spread rapidly across the globe, bringing with them hopes for, and claims of, fundamental change in the… More

Internet Law 2003: Program of Instruction for Lawyers

The Internet is maturing. With it, the laws and the norms that surround the use of Internet technologies have less of an edgy feel than they did just a few years ago. Yet much of… More

Internet & Society: The Technologies and Politics of Control - Winter 2003

This course examines current legal, political, and technical struggles for control/ownership of the global Internet and its content. The course will draw upon a growing body of… More

Torts - Fall 2002

OFFICE HOURS: Professor Zittrain's office hours are Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm in Griswold 505. You can sign up for a time on the door or just drop by. More

Torts - Fall 2002

Torts - Fall 2002 More

Internet & Society: The Technologies and Politics of Control - Spring 2002

This course examines current legal, political, and technical struggles for control/ownership of the global Internet and its content. The course will draw upon a growing body of… More

Internet & Society: The Technologies and Politics of Control - Spring 2002, Harvard Extension School

Internet & Society: The Technologies and Politics of Control - Spring 2002, Harvard Extension School More

Torts - Fall 2001

Professor Zittrain's Torts Website FALL 2001 EDITION READINGS UPDATE: Professor Zittrain has added three new readings to clarify the issues of wrongful… More

Counsel to the Internet Client: Practical Advice, Strategy and Litigation - Fall 2001

This semester, we will explore the nuts and bolts of advising and defending Internet-related businesses, organizations and individuals. With the help of practicing cyberlawyers… More

Torts - Fall 2001

Torts - Fall 2001 More