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|Course Number||Course Title||Course Credits||Degree Requirements||Semesters Taught||Methods of Evaluation|
|Intro to Cyber Law and Policy||2||
This course will provide an introduction to the dynamic and rapidly evolving field of cyber law and policy. The course will be team-taught by multiple instructors with expertise in various government and industry sectors, and will consist of three major components: (1) an overview of today’s threat landscape and the legal frameworks governing approaches to data breaches, cybercrime by state and non-state actors, and cyberwarfare; (2) an exploration of legal and policy issues surrounding the collection of personal data, with a focus on both domestic and international data privacy protections; and (3) a study of the impact of data-intensive emerging technologies (e.g., Internet of Things, platform media, machine learning, fintech), with an emphasis on how law and policy can ensure technology is used ethically and fairly. Real-world case studies will be employed to allow students to weigh in on some of the most pressing issues of our time (e.g., election interference, health data collection). This course is introductory in nature and no technical background is necessary.
Note: Students who have taken Law 609, Readings in Cyber Law with Stansbury, may not take Law 316, Intro to Cyber Law.
|International Intellectual Property||3||
This course surveys international intellectual property law as reconfigured by the new universal standards of protection embodied in the TRIPS Agreement (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights), which is a component of the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization of 1994. Although some contextual materials on trade policy will be read, the course will not focus on general principles of international trade law. Rather, it will focus on the legal and economic implications of the new international intellectual property standards in the light of prior Conventions, with particular regard to such topics as patents; copyrights and related rights (including software, databases, sound recordings); trademarks; integrated circuit designs; trade secrets; and industrial designs. The new WIPO treaties (Dec. 1996) governing copyright law in cyberspace will also be covered. Other topics will include the interface with antitrust law; the enforcement provisions (i.e., civil and criminal due process); dispute resolution (including all the new WTO decisions on intellectual property); and the overall implications for global competition between developed and developing countries in an integrated world market.
The Course will provide a general overview of persisting development challenges in Low and Middle-Income Countries, and the shared global responsibility under the Agenda 2030 to reconcile conflicting economic, social, and ecological objectives. It will focus on the roles of and partnerships between various actors of development finance, such as government agencies, multilateral development banks, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and impact investors; and familiarize students with development finance instruments, such as budget aid, grants, loans, and blended finance mechanisms. The Course will address critical views on Aid Effectiveness as well as issues of Policy Coherence for Development in developed countries.
Requirements for one credit:
- Two 3-page essays: the first to be submitted on or before September 7, 2020 (15% of final grade); the second to be submitted on or before October 15, 2020 (15% of final grade);
- One 10-page paper to be submitted on or before December 10, 2020 (40% of final grade);
- Active participation in class discussions (30% of final grade);
- There will be no final exam.
Requirements for a second credit (optional):
- One-on-one online (video) presentation to professor of approx. 25 minutes
- Topic proposed by student in the field of Development Finance
- Time of presentation between November 1st and 25th, 2020 (the exact date to be determined by student and professor)
- Written outline and bibliography of presentation to be submitted to professor no later than two days prior to presentation
- Grading: pass/fail