AW-0 Internet Law

Prof. Michael Rustad,

2 credits day; 2 credits evening.


The internet is transforming issues such as personal jurisdiction, conflict of law, choice of law, choice of forum, intellectual property, torts, contracts, privacy and public regulation. This course examines the sources of Internet Law: industry standards, U.S. case law, national regulations, and supranational law. Global Internet Law issues such as the Brussels Regulation, European Union Directives, and cross-border litigation will be explored. This course focuses on practical issues confronting a hypothetical e-business in a global world system such as: 1) How to protect intellectual property in cyberspace; 2)How to create and enforce web site and other online contracts; 3) How to avoid liability and protect rights in cyberspace; 4) How to conduct a legal audit prior to doing business on the Internet; 5) E-commerce law and policy; and 6) Compliance with national and supranational law and policies. Students wishing to complete their legal writing requirement may write a substantive research paper in lieu of the final examination with approval of the instructor. Students will be evaluated on the basis of a final examination in addition to participation in classroom exercises.

pointer    Elective Course

pointer    May Fulfill Legal Writing Requirement

pointer    Final Exam or Paper Required

<<Course Updated: March 15, 2016>>