Spring 2021 Course Schedule

Technology, Law & Security Policy Seminar (LAW-795TH-001)
Ya’ara Barnoon,Alex Joel,Corin Stone

Meets: 06:00 PM - 07:50 PM ( T)

Enrolled: 16 / Limit: 16

Administrator Access


This course meets on Tuesdays from 1/12/2020 through 4/20/2020. Students should have taken one or more courses that cover in depth at least one of the following areas: national security, privacy, and cyber law. Contact professors directly with any questions.


This scenario-based course will teach students about the policymaking process at the intersection of technology, law and national security. Students will explore all sides of the key issues confronting the nation, such as end to end encryption, content regulation on social media, and the ethical development and use of artificial intelligence. The course will teach both law and practical lawyering by asking that students adopt the roles of key players, such as government officials from national security, law enforcement, and regulatory agencies; technology and social media companies; and advocacy organizations. The course will include input and participation from a range of experienced practitioners, who will help guide students as they take on their roles to develop and advocate for their positions. Students will be given a space to explore how effective policymaking requires that complex tradeoffs be made among political, social, economic, military, legal and ethical goals and values and how lawyers affect policy formulation, implementation and outcomes.

Textbooks and Other Materials

The textbook information on this page was provided by the instructor. Students should use this information when considering purchases from the AU Campus Store or other vendors. Students may check to determine if books are currently available for purchase online.

First Class Readings

Not available at this time.