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Technology Law and Policy

  • Right-Respecting Tech Amidst Authoritarianism and Conflict

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam As state and non-state actors with authoritarian tendencies seek to gain and wield power, technology can be a weapon…

  • Youth, Privacy, and Digital Citizenship

    September 29, 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…

  • Business and Human Rights Seminar: Evolution and Contemporary Challenges

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will explore the expanding practice around business and human rights, departing from its origins and moving into…

  • Ethics, Economics and the Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Explores controversies about the use of markets and market reasoning in areas such as organ sales, procreation, environmental regulation,…

  • Re-imagining global order as Asia re-emerges

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The re-emergence of Asia is posing conceptual and practical challenges to understandings of and frameworks for global order that…

  • The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will examine key readings and projects surrounding the ethics and governance of the opaque complex adaptive…

  • ESG: Corporate Ethics in the 21st Century

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home, Paper Option Available This course will investigate the rise of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) as a dominant investment…

  • City Use of Technology

    September 29, 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…

  • Fairness and Privacy: Perspectives of Law and Probability

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: Admission is by permission of instructors; applicants should submit letters of inquiry with CVs (as a single PDF) to Ellie Benagh, ebenagh@law.harvard.edu by June…

  • Governing Digital Technology

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: This is a JD 1L only offering. Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course offers a rigorous introduction to the field of cyberlaw. We will…

  • Startup Entrepreneurship and Innovations in Legal Technology

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will explore the journey of entrepreneurship via a combination of both case studies and supplemental readings.

  • 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…

  • New Technologies and the Law of War

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Changes in contemporary warfare are challenging the fundamental principles of its regulation and their application in practice. From the…

  • 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…

  • Knowledge As Power in Law and Science

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: By permission. Interested students should send one of the faculty a short statement of interest. Exam Type: No Exam

    Evaluation is a…

  • 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…

  • Comparative Law: Why Law? The Experience of China

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-home This course uses the example of China as a springboard for asking fundamental questions about the nature of…

  • Legal Problems in Cybersecurity and Cyber Conflict

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: TBD Cybersecurity and cyber conflict pose unique legal problems for governments, companies and citizens, with profound implications for the future of…