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CS 477, Public Policy, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Computing, Privacy, and Security

History will record what we, here in the early decades of the information age, did to foster freedom, liberty, and democracy. Did we build information technologies that protected people’s freedoms even during times when society tried to subvert them? Or did we build technologies that could easily be modified to watch and control?

Bruce Schneier, Crypto-Gram Blog, July 15, 2007

Team taught:

Prof. Richard Warner, Chicago-Kent/IIT School of Law.
Prof. Robert Sloan, UIC Computer Science Department.


Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00–3:15
Tuesdays (from Jan. 20 onward): IIT Chicago-Kent Law School, 565 W. Adams St., Room TBD
Tuesday Jan. 13 and Thursdays: UIC, 337 Behavioral Sciences Building (1007 West Harrison, 4-story geometric structure)

For UIC students, a Blackboard site will be used only to record grades.


Main Syllabus for January 17 onward

Syllabus for UIC students only for Week of January 10-13, 2017

This week only we will not meet jointly with IIT Chicago-Kent Law school students in the course. Both Tuesday and Thursday meetings will be in LC A4 (UIC), 2:00 to 3:15.

Initial Content: A crash course in American law:

  • Source of US law: 50 states and federal law
  • Constitution vs. statute vs. regulations
  • The role of appellate courts in making law
  • The role of agencies
  • Criminal law, tort law, and contract law
Initial Week Reading for UIC students only, complete before the first meeting if possible, certainly right after:

Orin S. Kerr, How to Read a Legal Opinion

Homework for UIC students, out Tuesday, Jan. 10, due start of class, Thursday, Jan. 12

is posted to the class Piazza site

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