CS 306 CLASS OUTLINE/SCHEDULE
Schedule is subject to change based on needs of the class
* Reading Assignments: Due by the beginning of class in the week noted below
 * Written Assignments: Due by date and time specified online or in class (see assignments)



Class Day

TOPIC

Reading Assignment Due

Individual Assignment Due

Team/Preparation Assignment Due

Week 1
8/28

Intro. to class projects / U.S. legal system
Legal Research Guide
Red Book Parts I & II

 

Week 2
9/5

Reading legal cases; 
Assign trials /witnesses

EF Cultural Travel v. Explorica; Computer Fraud & Abuse Act

**Legal Research Exercise Due by Sat.. 9/9 (on BB)

** Labor Day -- No Monday classes

Week 3 
9/11

Security vs. Privacy;
Philosophical Ethics;

In re: Bodil Lindqvist;

Tavani: Chapters 1 & 2;




**Prepare for witness interviews

Week 4 9/18

Intellectual Property;
UCITA; mock trial interviews
Tavani: Chapter 8;
Sony v. Universal City Studios


**Essay 1 due Sat. 9/23

Week 5 9/25

Intellectual Prop. & the Internet
Fairy Tale Interviews
RIAA v. Napster (Mon)
MGM v. Grokster (W)



** Project Part 1 Due: Sat.  9/30

Week 6 10/2

Professionalism; Plagiarism; SW liability/reliability Tavani: Chapter 4
Ethics Codes, Integrity statement

 
** Fairy Tale questions & objections due Tues. 10/3

Week 7
10/9

Fairy Tale Trials!!!
(Columbus Day  -- Class meets Tuesday)
Mock Trial video;
Review rules of evidence, trial outline


** Project Part 2 Due: Sat. 10/14

Week 8 10/16

Final Fairy Tale Trials

Intro. to Logic;
Intro. to Free Speech

Tavani: Chapter 3;
Brandenburg v. Ohio

**Essay 2 due Sat. 10/21 (on BB)

Week 9 10/23

Free Speech;
Crime vs. Speech
NY Times v. U.S. (Mon)
Jeremy Jaynes v. Va.


** Project Part 3 due on BB by Sat. 10/21

Week 10 10/30

Mock Trials



** Creative Proj. Feedback due on BB by Sat. 10/28
** Project Part 4 due Sat. before Presentation

Week 11 11/6

Mock Trials



  ** Assessment Form due 48 hrs after trial

Week 12
11/13

Creative Presentations


**Essay 3 (juror) due Sat. 11/18


Week 13 11/20

Creative Presentations


Thanksgiving -- No Wednesday classes

Week 14 11/27

Free Speech and the Internet

Ashcroft v. FSC (Mon)
U.S. v.Williams
(Wed)



** Cr. Project Part 5 due Sat. 12/2

Week 15 12/4

Int Prop. vs. Free Sp.;
Workplace/Social Issues; Exam Review

Campbell v. Acuff-Rose




Week 16
12/12 - 12/19

FINAL EXAM!!!
Sec. 1: Mon. 12/19 (10:30 a.m.);
Sec. 2: Wed. 12/13 (1:30 p.m.) Sec. 3: Mon. 12/19 (7:30 a.m.) 

All Text/Supplement assignments, Ethics Codes, handouts, class lectures, slides, and mock trials

** All Done !!! **

 

** The assignment due dates apply to all sections (See individual assignments for details)

* See Assignment write-ups for specific deadlines and firm instructions!

** PLEASE NOTE: The instructor reserves the right to refuse to accept late assignments or to penalize them, at her individual discretion. Certain assignments may only be turned in late until the stated date, and after that will not receive credit. In no event will an assignment receive credit if turned in after the last day of regular class (Week 15 above).