Join Dr. Ravich and his Law and Technology class as they host Stacy Chen, Intellectual Property Counsel at Facebook. Seating is limited, first come first serve.
Recent innovations—think social networks, “smart” devices networked into the Internet of Things (“IoT”), and “big data”—are stretching traditional common law and the Constitutional principles in unprecedented ways. For example, does the First Amendment guarantee the right to take a “selfie” in a voting booth? Does the Fourth Amendment allow law enforcement to use unmanned aerial vehicles—“drones”—to gather evidence or wrongdoing? What privacy and property rights exist in an era in which inexpensive and accessible thermal imagers, night goggles, and HD-cameras make it easy for “peeping toms,” voyeurs, or nosy neighbors to engage in nefarious behavior? And, finally, what do long-standing negligence laws have to say about playing Pokémon GO in city streets or texting while driving? This course examines these and related questions. Its goal is to prepare students—tomorrow’s lawmakers, policymakers, consumers, innovators, and entrepreneurs—to critically analyze the intersection of law and technology and to examine doctrinal legal issues as both a driver and inhibitor of STEM advances.
(Open to staff and faculty but with preference given to students first)
Location:Classroom 1: room 320: Classroom 1: 320 [ View Website ]