Introduction to Legal Aspects of Cyberspace Operations (JAG)(SC)

Section 6, Spring 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 2/3
Credits: 1

Course Description

This course is an introduction to cyberspace operations (CO) and the evolving legal and policy issues raised by such operations. Topics to be addressed will include: cyber strategy; legal issues involved in offensive and defensive cyberspace operations; CO as a use of force under international law; and, application of the law of armed conflict (LOAC) to CO. The course will begin with an introduction to the technology behind cyber operations and an overview of the evolution of cyber threats and capabilities.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None
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Written Work Product
Written Work Product: To Be Announced.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: The instructors for this course are Capt. Huntley and MAJ Smith. This course meets at the JAG School during their 3rd Quarter, January 21 - March 13, 2020. ATTENDANCE: Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be processed in accordance with the Academic Policies. Students seeking to enroll in this course must complete and timely submit a request form to the Student Records Office. NOTE: due to weather, holidays, military scheduling, etc., classes at the JAG School may require rescheduling. The JAG School attempts to reschedule make-ups at the same day/time slot, but there may be times when a meeting session date/time will not occur in the same day/time slot. All absences must be approved by the instructor. ENROLLMENT: SRO will collect enrollment requests on a first-come basis starting at an announced time in the fall term.

Graduation Requirements

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

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the 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.

General Information

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