Fall 2022 Course Schedule

Copyright & Right to Research (LAW-795CX-001)
Sean Fill-Flynn

Meets: 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM (Th)

Enrolled: 6 / Limit: 14

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*This course may be moved to an online format. It is required for PIJIP’s Arcadia LLM fellows. Other AUWCL students who have taken at least one copyright course may enroll in the course.


This seminar will study legal academic writings at the intersection of domestic and international copyright law and human rights, text and data mining research, and advanced legal theory. Course participants will sign up to help lead discussions on each topic. The lead(s) will be required to read and summarize all of the main readings of the day and help introduce the guest speaker(s) of the day. Students not on the leadership team must read and be prepared to discuss the relevance of at least one of the sources in the “References” section to contribute to the class discussion. The final assignment for the class for academic credit is either (1) a research paper of publishable quality of 20-25 pages using the Article Template (to be assigned), or (2) completion of the final thesis for the Arcadia LLM of at least 7000 words, which may be an extension of a draft paper from a previous semester. Thesis papers are expected to be 25-40 pages using the Article Template, with roughly 200 footnotes. If the student is pursuing a full thesis without a prior paper to expand, an extra independent study credit may be taken. The Syllabus is available at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19HIo16avqf-eMzxArxCotmXKNEOxWELCyXtQnQt3GVU/edit?usp=sharing

Textbooks and Other Materials

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All materials will be available online. See https://docs.google.com/document/d/19HIo16avqf-eMzxArxCotmXKNEOxWELCyXtQnQt3GVU/edit?usp=sharing

First Class Readings

Not available at this time.