Responsive Communities Lab

Responsive Communities Lab

Professor Susan Crawford, Mr. Waide Warner
Fall 2016 course
T 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 3019
2 classroom credits

Prerequisites: Admission is at the discretion of the instructors, Susan Crawford and Waide Warner. If you are interested in participating, please send a very brief statement of interest to and (and include the words “Responsive Communities Lab” in the subject line) so we can give you further details and make you eligible for enrollment. Some students may want to register for both the Responsive Communities Lab and the City Use of Technology course; by being in the lab, they will be able to explore more deeply the topics that are surveyed in the City Use of Technology class.

Exam Type: No Exam

The Responsive Communities Lab is designed to give students, both graduate and undergraduate, meaningful opportunities to work on policy papers, research reports, recommendations and other deliverables aimed at (1) achieving universal high speed Internet connectivity, (2) assisting government officials in adopting responsible data governance practices and (3) strengthening the responsiveness of governments to the needs of citizens. Students will learn from a combination of class lectures and hands-on research and interaction with stakeholders. The course is two credits at Harvard Law School. Students can receive one or two written work credits for work that satisfies the written work credit requirements, should a student so elect.

Subject Areas: Disciplinary Perspectives & Law, Government Structure & Function, Intellectual Property, Cyberlaw and Technology, and Arts & Entertainment