Innovation in the Public Interest

Section 1, Spring 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 16/16
Credits: 3

Course Description

In this course, students will work on real, national security-related problems facing the U.S. Government. 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 each of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Batten School, and the School of Law will work together through the semester on an actual problem submitted by a government agency 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:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None
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Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be evaluated based, in part, on draft and final reports to the project sponsor.

Other Work
Students will 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: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
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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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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