LAW 441 - Topics/ Surveillance: Law&Tech
Fall 2019, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Law (LAW)
Department: Law School
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1 (Non-LSA credit).
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Law Professional.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Topics in Surveillance: Law and Technology This 1-credit seminar will be co-taught by law professor Margo Schlanger ( and computer science professor Alex Halderman ( It will meet for six or seven sessions of 2 hours each, with half law students and half computer science graduate students. It will address 6 current controversies in surveillance -- chosen from topics like: smartphone hacking by the FBI; internet and telephone metadata collection; border searches of electronic devices; "vacuum cleaner" content collection or screening of email or phone calls; cellphone geolocation tracking. For each, we'll explore both law and technology, looking particularly at privacy/civil liberties vulnerabilities and shields. Law students and computer science students will be graded separately. Each student will be required to write a 10 page paper on one of the topics covered by the class. NOTE: Half the class sessions will be at the law school and half on North Campus.


LAW 441 - Topics/ Surveillance: Law&Tech
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001 (SEM)
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W 6:40PM - 8:40PM
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