Summer 2017 Course Schedule

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

Meets: 06:00 PM - 08:45 PM (W) - Capital - Room C317

Enrolled: 16 / Limit: 16

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This is a hybrid in-person/online course. Per ABA Standards, registration is limited to students who have completed at least 28 credits. This course will meet in-person for three classes and the remaining six will be conducted live online via the course site platform. Attendance for the first class on May 31 is MANDATORY as we will review the online platform. All students must have a laptop with a working camera and microphone.

You are not required to have a social media account in order to take the class.

Please email Professor Kushan if you have any questions.


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. The course will analyze legal precedent as well as review current statutes, particularly how social media is creating new challenges that these statutes never comprehended upon their enactment many years ago. 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.

Grade is based on a 12-15 page paper and various, short weekly problems throughout the semester. Students may elect to satisfy the Upper Level Writing Requirement by completing a 30 page paper or may write a 50 page paper by adding an additional credit for Independent Study (total of 3 credits).

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.

No text book is required. The readings will consist of cases, law review articles, and other publications that are available online or through the course site.

First Class Readings

We will meet at WCL to review the online system and then have a general discussion about the course requirements, subject matter, and short reading assignments.


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