Internet Regulation Seminar

Section 1, Spring 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 10/10
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • T
  • 1700-1900
  • WB127
01/25/2022 04/26/2022

Course Description

Do Big Tech firms wield too much power? Can meaningful privacy exist on the public internet? Should users have the unfettered right to express themselves on third-party platforms, or should providers be compelled to do more to combat hate speech and disinformation? This seminar will provide a survey of internet governance, with a focus on those areas of cyber-regulation experiencing the most active debate. Topics will include content moderation, net neutrality, privacy, artificial intelligence, antitrust, and cyberwarfare. Students will gain a basic understanding of each discrete cyber-topic by reading and discussing the scholarly works that have most shaped legal discourse and policymaking.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Each student will be tasked with writing a critique of at least one article in a designated week and orally defending another article in another designated week.

Other Work
Students will read 2-3 law review articles, cases, or book excerpts each week, but class discussion will focus on in-depth analysis of a single article.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Antitrust (LAW 7005) is recommended, but not required. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, April 26, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 01, 11:59 PM