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Summer 2014
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Social Media and the Law (LAW-795MD-B001)

Meets: 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM (T) - Room 527

Enrolled: 14 / Limit: 14


This class will meet in-class and online over the duration of the summer semester (9 weeks). The preliminary schedule (subject to change) is 6 online meetings and 3 in-class meetings. Attendance for the first course on May 27th at WCL is MANDATORY.

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Social Media plays an important role in today’s society, mixing technology with human communication, giving the average person the ability to interact with others around the world and express themselves. This prominence impacts many legal issues, as well as professional legal practice, and it is important for students to understand these trends and the impact on their future lives and careers. The goal is to provide students with an understanding of current issues as well as emerging trends that influence law and social media. This course will cover topics such as Speech, Privacy & National Security, Defamation, Employment Law, Ethics, and Intellectual Property.

Two credit seminar with a final paper based on student topic choice.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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No required texts. Readings will consist of cases, law reviews, and other scholarly sources.

First Class Readings

As stated above, attendance for the first class at WCL is mandatory, as we will conduct a brief training about how to use the online course system. The remainder of the class will be a discussion about the subject matter and assigned reading.