Innovating for Defense

Section 1, Spring 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 15/15
Credits: 3
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • M
  • 1540-1840
  • WB152
01/23/2023 04/24/2023
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

In this course, students will work on real, national security-related problems facing the U.S. Department of Defense. Students will study the structures and processes of the various national security agencies and how those agencies approach the problem of innovation, which for defense institutions is a combined problem of technology, policy, and law. Multifunctional student teams made up of students from the Batten School and the School of Law will work together through the semester on an actual problem submitted by the Department of Defense to the class. As part of the course, student teams will prepare a series of project presentations and reports, including a final project presentation and a final report.

Course Requirements

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

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be evaluated based, in part, on draft and final reports to the project sponsor (to be submitted via EXPO).

Other Work
Students will take a midterm via EXPO (details and deadlines to be announced). Students will also be evaluated, in part, on class participation and intermediate and final project presentations.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
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.

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: Yes
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Thursday, April 20, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM