Ms. Diane Rosenfeld and Ms. Dena Sacco 2 classroom credits LAW-98063A 2, 3, or 4 optional clinical credits LAW-98063C Fall or Spring or 2 optional clinical credits LAW-98063C Winter
This course addresses the complex legal, technological, and social
questions created by the rapidly increasing distribution of both child
and adult pornography on the Internet over the past decade. While
prosecuting child pornography cases has become a law-enforcement
priority, enforcement efforts have been increasingly challenged by
developments in technology and concomitant changes in social mores.
Adult pornography has remained outside the reach of law enforcement
unless it is considered obscene. The course considers the legal
frameworks for child and adult pornography, including the
Constitutional and technological dimensions of regulatory efforts, the
underlying social assumptions that result in the differences in how the
law treats the two, and the relationship of child and adult pornography
to sexual violence and exploitation. Students will be offered the
opportunity to work in the Berkman Center's Cyberlaw Clinic either
before or while they take the course. At the clinic, they will
supplement their educational experience by working for real clients on
exploitation cases that involve an Internet component. Information on
the Cyberlaw Clinic and on Ms. Sacco is available on the Berkman
Center's website (cyber.harvard.edu/teaching/clinical).
Open to 2L and 3L JD students and LL.M. candidates.
Students who would like to participate in the optional clinical must
enroll through clinical registration. Please refer to the Office of
Clinical and Pro Bono Programs (www.law.harvard.edu/academics/clinical)
for clinical course registration dates and early add/drop deadlines.