Internet activity is now engaged in by hundreds of millions of individuals and businesses of all sizes, requiring 21st century lawyers to have an understanding of the legal issues in the cyber domain. This course will explore a range of legal issues in cyber domain, including cyber security, privacy, network ownership and access, private versus public regulation of cyberspace, speech in cyberspace, content as property and intellectual property in cyberspace, jurisdiction over cyberspace activities, liability of intermediaries, state and local regulation of cyberspace, and the interrelationship between technology and law as mechanisms of regulation.
This introductory course will examine the organization of the French legal system (with some comparison with the English and U.S common law systems). There will be some discussion of the sources and nature of the French civil law system and the structure of the French judicial system and how it differs from the English common law system.
This course will survey the developments of Spanish law beginning with the Roman Empire to the present. Some attention will be given to the historical roots and influence of ancient Moorish and Jewish cultures as well as understanding the ramifications of the end of the Franco dictatorship. A significant portion of the course will be devoted to introducing students to modem Spanish civil law and its legal system.