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Intellectual Property, Cyberlaw and Technology, and Arts & Entertainment

  • City Use of Technology

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This three-credit course surveys the efforts of city officials around the world as they use technology to solve challenging…

  • Copyright

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course will explore copyright law and policy. Approximately two thirds of the class time and readings will be…

  • Communications and Internet Law and Policy

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The course will provide an introduction and overview to questions of communications and Internet law and policy. The intensive…

  • Patent Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class Roughly half of this course will examine and assess the legal rules in the United States and other countries…

  • Communication, Law and Social Justice

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course will introduce students to the role that written, oral, and multi-media communications play in the development of…

  • Regional Human Rights Law: The Inter-American Perspective

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: A prior or concurrent course or clinic in international human rights law is recommended but not required. Exam Type: No Exam During the last…

  • Legal Problems in Cybersecurity and Cyber Conflict

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Cybersecurity and cyber conflict pose unique legal problems for governments, companies and citizens. The way those problems are resolved…

  • International Intellectual Property Transactions

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home International IP transactions are extremely common in the global knowledge-based and data-driven economy. The legal rules that govern…

  • Media Images & The Law: Contesting Media in the Modern Era

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar examines mass media depictions and imaging in our increasingly-tumultuous modern era. It situates this loaded imaging process…

  • Comparative Digital Privacy (S02)

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Digital privacy has become a major issue for Internet users, technology companies, online businesses, researchers, and policy-makers around the…

  • Fairness and Privacy: Perspectives of Law and Probability

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: Admission is by permission of instructors; applicants should submit letters of inquiry with CVs to Joseph Cunningham (jcunningham@law.harvard.edu) by April 28, 2020. Exam Type:

  • Cyberlaw Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Cyberlaw Clinical Seminar (2 fall classroom credits). This clinic and…

  • Fashion Law Lab

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This experiential course is taught by Nana Sarian, who has served as General Counsel of Stella McCartney since 2012,…

  • Access to Justice in the Digital World

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group explores the impact of new and emerging digital technologies on the longstanding barriers that low-income and…

  • Cyberlaw Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Cyberlaw Clinical Seminar (2 fall classroom credits). This clinic and…

  • Mass Media Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule The class examines how the First Amendment, in combination with tort law,…

  • Cyberlaw Clinic Seminar

    September 14, 2022

    Classroom: Lewis 200 Required Clinic Component: Cyberlaw Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically…

  • Fashion Law Lab

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This experiential course meets January 4 to 14, 2022 and is taught by Nana Sarian, who served as General…

  • Access to Justice in the Digital World

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group explores the impact of new and emerging digital technologies on the longstanding barriers that low-income and…

  • Copyright

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule This course examines the law of copyright and its…

  • Medical Artificial Intelligence: Ethics, Law, & Policy

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Artificial intelligence and autonomous systems have the ability to transform medical practice — and the legal regimes that govern…

  • Youth, Privacy, and Digital Citizenship

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam In spring 2020-spring 2021, the United States ran a nationwide, real-time, high-stakes experiment to see what happened when you…

  • Digital Governance: Privacy and Technology Trade-Offs

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam. Grading will be based 50% on class participation and 50% on 6 short thought papers written and submitted over…

  • Seeing Criminal (In)Justice: Examining the Interplay of Visual Media, Storytelling and Criminal Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam As America reckons with the profound injustices of mass incarceration, this course looks at the narratives that drive our…

  • Advertising Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This course covers legal regulation of advertising in the United States, with…

  • Property in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam
    Students should complete every reading assignment and participate in class discussions.
    Property rights, understood broadly, are entitlements to…

  • Counseling and Legal Strategy in the Digital Age

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course explores the complex challenges that entrepreneurs, businesses, NGOs, and other organizations face when trying to address legal…

  • Copyright

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This course will explore copyright law and policy. Approximately two thirds of…

  • Entertainment and Media Law: Entertainment Transactions and Negotiations

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course focuses on key transactions in the entertainment industry. We will use case studies based on real-world deals…

  • Legal Problems in Cybersecurity and Cyber Conflict

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Cybersecurity and cyber conflict pose unique legal problems for governments, companies and citizens. The way those problems are resolved…

  • Comparative Digital Privacy (S01)

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Digital privacy has become a major issue for Internet users, technology companies, online businesses, researchers, and policy-makers around the…

  • Patent Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule Roughly half of this course will examine and assess the legal…

  • Advertising Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home This course covers legal regulation of advertising in the United States, with some comparison to other countries. Private…

  • Algorithms, Rights, and Responsibilities

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will address two pressing questions in the world of algorithms and the law: who holds the…

  • Cyberlaw Clinic Seminar

    September 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Cyberlaw Clinic (3-5 fall clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in…

  • Sports Law Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will not fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: This clinic requires that students have taken at least…

  • Trademark and Unfair Competition

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This course will introduce students to the federal Lanham Act and related…

  • Music and Digital Media

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: A prior course or other background in copyright law would be useful but is not required. Exam Type: No Exam This course explores a…

  • Trademark and Unfair Competition

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home This course will introduce students to the federal Lanham Act and related common law doctrines designed to protect…

  • Sports Law Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will not fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: This clinic requires that students have taken at least…

  • Copyright and Trademark Litigation

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class The class will analyze the strategic, practical and policy issues involved with copyright and trademark litigation from the…

  • Cyberlaw Clinic Seminar

    September 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Cyberlaw Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in…

  • Copyright

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-home This course examines the law of copyright and its role within the overall framework of intellectual…

  • Autonomous Vehicles and the Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have generated excitement and anxiety about the impact of autonomous systems on our society.

  • Sports and the Law: Representing the Professional Athlete

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home

    Class participation and successful completion of weekly assignments will count for a significant portion of the…

  • Copyright and Trademark Litigation

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule The class will analyze the strategic, practical and policy issues involved…

  • Cyberlaw Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Cyberlaw Clinical Seminar (2 spring classroom credits). This clinic and…