Spring 2014
    Law No.: LAW9207
    Sched. No.: 114219491

Law and Accelerating Technology*
Section 1
X
McGinnis, John O.



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):M, 1600-1800 (SL284)
Credits:3Type:Seminar
Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 04/17/2014 06:14:37 AM**
Current Enrollment:9 **This information is current as of 04/17/2014 06:14:37 AM**
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Course Description:

As consumers we recognize the effects of ever faster change - smarter phones, more powerful computers, and quicker connections to those around us. We rarely consider the effects of technological acceleration on law and politics. This seminar will consider the legal implications of technological acceleration. Law itself is an information technology and thus its form and practice will be profoundly affected by the computational revolution. We will also explore specific subjects raised by technological acceleration - from the regulation of nanotechnology to granting of human rights to computers that gain human-like intelligence. We will focus on how government can take advantage of the information revolution to improve the content of its laws, particularly the changes demanded by technological acceleration itself. A society's capacity for learning must keep up with its pace of change.

COURSE REQUIREMENT: A substantial research paper

This course is on the approved upper-level writing requirement course list.