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

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

Enrolled: 14 / Limit: 14


Notices

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.

Please feel free to contact the professor if you have any questions - akushan@wcl.american.edu

Description

The rise in use of social media and its respective technology has impacted the law in several areas. This course will teach students how the technology works and more importantly, how social media affects the law and legal profession. Students will gain an understanding of how to apply legal theories to social media and how best to use social media in their professional practice.

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.