William Ridgway : Courses and Seminars
This seminar will explore the legal issues raised by computer crime. Topics will include: computer hacking and other computer crimes, the Fourth Amendment and civil liberties in cyberspace, the law of electronic surveillance, the freedom of speech online, technological tools used to combat cybercrime, and international cybercrime. No previous experience is required. Our primary source will be a casebook: Orin Kerr, Computer Crime Law (3rd ed. 2012), which will be supplemented with additional materials as listed in the syllabus. Students are required to participate in class sessions, prepare short response papers, and write a paper on an approved topic. Students may opt to write a major research paper for three credits that may meet the WP graduation requirement.