Lior Strahilevitz : Courses and Seminars
This seminar will examine the law that governs the protection of trade secrets and other confidential proprietary information. This body of law is typically given short shrift in intellectual property courses, notwithstanding the importance of trade secrecy protection in the information-based economy. The goal of this seminar is to provide trade secrecy with more sustained attention. Most of the reading for the seminar will consist of trade secret case law, to be supplemented by some interdisciplinary readings on trade secrecy protection. Students will be graded on the basis of short response papers due every other week (some of which will require outside research) and class participation.
This course, offered over two sequential quarters, provides an introduction to the legal relationships that arise out of or constitute ownership of property. Subjects covered may include, but are not limited to, such areas as the initial acquisition of rights in real and personal property, the nature of ownership of natural resources, the various types of concurrent and successive interests in land, and restraints on alienation. The course will also deal with the law relating to easements and covenants, landlord and tenant, and conveyancing. The student's grade is based on an in-class examination at the conclusion of the Spring quarter. Participation may be taken into account as indicated in the syllabus.
This course surveys America’s efforts to draw boundaries between the public and private spheres. The course primarily deals with three types of law: the privacy-related torts, constitutional privacy law, and various federal statutes and regulations that govern the collection, aggregation, and dissemination of private information. Substantive topics of discussion may include Internet privacy; health care and genetic privacy; sexual privacy; the relationship between privacy and the First Amendment; the Fourth Amendment and other restrictions on governmental investigations and surveillance; and European privacy law. The student’s grade is based on an in-class final examination and class participation.