This course offers an intensive introduction to the field of cyberlaw. We
will investigate the evolving nature of online architecture and
activities, and the ways in which the legal toolbox has been, and will
be, leveraged to influence them.
Course themes include the complex interaction between Internet
governance organizations and sovereign states, the search for balance
between the ease of disseminating information online and the interest of copyright holders, privacy advocates, and others in controlling that
dissemination, and the roles of intermediaries and platforms in shaping
what people can and cannot do online. By application. Please note
special compressed meeting times. No prerequisites.
Please note: The course will run from Sunday,
January 4, 2015 to Friday, January 16, 2015 at Stanford Law School. It
will comprise 10 students from Stanford Law School and 10 students from
Harvard Law School, including any cross-registrants from other Stanford
or Harvard schools. There will be an opening Sunday set of activities;
one approximately two-hour session every Monday-Thursday within that
period (4:15-6:15pm); and potentially one Saturday session, including
field trips. Students enrolled in the course from both schools will be
selected through an application process. Harvard students will receive
funds to assist with travel and accommodations.