LAW Internet Law – A Practical Lawyering Approach

Mr. David Abrams,

2 credits day; 2 credits evening.


This course explores the practical lawyering skills necessary to represent clients effectively in disputes involving intellectual property, privacy, anonymity, speech, cybercrime and other areas of law applicable to the Internet. These skills are developed through an examination of cyberlaw-related case studies drawn from actual controversies, including reported decisions, complaints, motions and other court filings and case materials. We will emphasis client-centered counseling, clear writing, negotiating and oral presentations, and critical and strategic thinking. The course will examine the doctrine and substantive law of Internet disputes as these issues are actually considered and litigated in the real world. The goal of the course is to combine practical lessons from the range of experiences likely to be encountered in practice with an understanding of the substantive legal principles applicable to Internet law. Students will be graded on a combination of class participation, contributions to the course blog and a final project, which will include both a written and oral counseling exercise by teams of two students working together.


pointer    Enrollment is limited: 25 

pointer    Elective Course

pointer    Meets Intellectual Property Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets International Law Concentration Requirements

pointer    Final Project Required

pointer    LLM Course


<<Course Updated: June 30, 2014>>