Course Description

LAWS 6321
Computer Crime
General Description:
Explores the legal issues that judges, legislators, prosecutors, and defense attorneys are confronting as they respond to the recent explosion in computer-related crime. Includes the Fourth Amendment in cyberspace, the law of electronic surveillance, computer hacking and other computer crimes, encryption, online economic espionage, cyberterrorism, First Amendment in cyberspace, federal/state relations in the enforcement of computer crime laws, and civil liberties online.

Select Term:

LAWS 6321-001


Credits: 3

Meeting Times & Locations:
   Mon,Wed   2:30 PM - 3:50 PM   WOLF 207

Textbook Info:
You must purchase both our book and supplement:
Orin S. Kerr, Computer Crime Law, (West, 2d Ed. 2009)
Orin S. Kerr, 2011 Supplement to Computer Crime Law, (West, (2011)

First Assignment:
Monday, August 22nd: Casebook 1-13.
Wednesday, August 24th: Casebook 13-39 and skim 18 U.S.C. section 1030 (Casebook Appendix pp 694-701).