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
8/27

Intro. to class project; U.S. legal system; Intro. to Phil. Ethics
Legal Research Guide; Tavani Chapter 2

**Mini-Essay 1
Due Sat. 9/1 (on BB)

 

Week 2
9/3

Philisophical Ethics;
Reading legal cases; 
Assign trials /witnesses

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

**Legal Research Exercise Due by Sat. 9/8 (on BB)

** Labor Day --No Monday classes

Week 3 
9/10

Security vs. Privacy; Group Project work 

In re: Bodil Lindqvist;




**Prepare for witness interviews

Week 4 9/17

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

**Main Essay 1 due Sat. 9/22 (on BB)
** Project Part 1 Due: Sat.  9/22

Week 5 9/24

Intellectual Prop. & the Internet;
Intro. to Logic

RIAA v. Napster (Mon)
MGM v. Grokster (W)
Tavani: Chapter 3
Creative Groups: Leadership forms due in class Mon. (Fri. for Sec. 4)


Week 6 10/1

Professionalism; Plagiarism; sw liability/reliability
Fairy Tale Interviews
Tavani: Chapter 4;
Ethics Codes, Integrity statement


** Project Part 2 Due: Sat. 10/6
**fairy tale trial prep

Week 7
10/8

Fairy Tale Trials!!!
(Columbus Day- Mon class meets Tuesday)
Mock Trial video;
Review rules of evidence, trial outline
**Creative Groups: Leadership forms due in class Mon. (Fri. for. Sec. 4)

Friday Class: Brandenburg v. Ohio; 

Week 8 10/15

Final Fairy Tale Trials
Intro. to Free Speech
Crime vs. Speech

Tavani: Chapter  9;
Brandenburg v. Ohio
Jeremy Jaynes v. Va.

**Main Essay 2 due Sat. 10/20 (on BB)
Friday Class:  Writing Seminar

Week 9 10/22

Free Speech & Security
NY Times v. U.S. ("Pentagon Papers");


** Project Part 3 due on BB by Sat. 10/27

Week 10 10/29

Mock Trial Tips;

Pretrial: Trials 1 & 2

Mock Trial 1 (Wed)


**Cr. Groups: Leadership forms due in class Mon.
**Non-Witnesses: Post BB feedback for one creative project by 11/3
** Project Part 4 due 10 p.m. night before Presentation

Week 11 11/5

Mock Trial 2 (Mon.)

Creative Pres. 1;
Pretrial: Trials 3 & 4


**Mini-essay 2 due Sat. 11/10 (on BB)
  **Trial Lawyers: Self-Assessment Form due 48 hrs after trial

Week 12
11/12

Mock Trials 3 & 4

**Mini-essay 3 due Sat. 11/17 (on BB)


Week 13 11/19

Creative Presentations



**Mini-essay 4 due Mon.  after Thanksgiving (11/26)

Thanksgiving -- No Wednesday or Friday classes

Week 14 11/26

Free Speech and the Internet

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


Friday class: Creative Presentations
 
** Cr. Project Part 5 due Sat. 12/1

Week 15 12/3

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

Campbell v. Acuff-Rose

**Creative Groups: Leadership forms for Part 5 due in class 12/3 (or 12/7)

Friday class: Creative Project Part 5 due 12/8

Week 16
12/10 - 12/17

FINAL EXAM!!!
Sec. 1: Mon. 12/17 (10:30 a.m.);
Sec. 2: Wed. 12/12 (1:30 p.m.) Sec. 3: Mon. 12/17 (7:30 a.m.), Sec. 4: Fri. 12/14 (10:30 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).