Constitutional Law of Cyberspace Operations (SC)

Information Introduction

Section 1, J-Term 24

Schedule Information

Enrollment: /16
Credits: 1
Days Time Room Start Date End Date








0900-1200 WB127

Course Description

This short course explores the constitutional dimensions of U.S. cyberspace operations. After an overview of the technological and policy landscape, the course will consider the constitutional basis for authority to conduct cyberspace operations and structural government controls (such as congressional oversight) on them. The course will then move on to address various U.S. constitutional limitations on cyberspace operations, including the extraterritorial application of constitutional protections and the potential for application of First and Fourth Amendment limits. Because this is a rapidly developing field, the class will also consider current topics, such as digital assets, the security of digital information, and the potential for non-governmental actors to conduct their own activities in cyberspace.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): Flex

Description: A Flex exam will be available for checkout from SRO to be taken and completed in the law school building from Jan. 22-Feb 1, 2024.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: Prior completion of Constitutional Law (LAW 6001) is recommended but not required. Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: Yes

Course Resources: To be announced.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 124110017

Modified Type: UVA Law Seminar

Cross Listed: No

Concentrations: Constitutional Law , International and National Security Law , Law and Technology

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Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Monday, January 22, 11:59 PM

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