Levin College of Law
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Cybersecurity & Cyberlaw

Course Number: 6930 Credits: 3

Welcome to Cybersecurity & Cyberlaw! In this course, we will study the legal, technical, economic, and social aspects of Internet regulation, with a particular focus on information security. We will use an interdisciplinary approach designed, in part, to train lawyers to think more like engineers (and vice versa). The course will cover the technical foundations of Internet-based communications, including networking principles and the systemic challenges of cybersecurity; the legal concepts deployed in Internet law and policy, with particular emphasis on the New Chicago School of regulatory modalities; the issue of Internet exceptionalism; and current controversies such as network neutrality, software security liability, and algorithmic / artificial intelligence governance. The class does not assume any prior exposure to Internet law or to the technologies that undergird it.