Instructor(s): Benjamin Alarie, Daniel Debow

For graduate students, the course number is LAW6039HS.

Note: The Blackboard program will be used for this course. Students must self-enrol in Blackboard as soon as confirmed in the course in order to obtain course information.

This course surveys the implications of emerging socially and economically transformative technologies, including machine learning, nanomaterials, robotics, genetic engineering, etc. The aim is to explore how exponential technological change and innovation will affect law and society in a variety of contexts — including medicine, law, education, finance, transportation, communication, the arts, and government — throughout the world in the coming decades. This course will be open to graduate students in other faculties, including engineering and computer science, and will encourage interdisciplinary discussion. While much of the material will examine at an introductory level many emerging technologies, no formal scientific background is expected of students.

Evaluation
Six comments on the readings of up to 500 words each (60%) and a final paper of up to 3000 words (40%).

At a Glance

Second Term
Credits
3
Hours
2
Perspective course

Enrolment

Maximum
42

25 JD
2 LLM/SJD/MSL/NDEGS/SJD U

15 non-law graduate students

Schedule

M: 8:30 - 10:20