CyberLaw: Harvard Law School Opens to You


Here’s another freebie for the intellectual tech junkie. Harvard Law School is offering this semester an innovative course, CyberOne: Law in the Court of Public Opinion. What it covers is how arguments/debates get played out in the media space created by the Internet and other new technologies. And, beyond that, it specifically focuses on how the “First World and corporate domination of entertainment media, laws, and news can be balanced by the voices of individuals, groups and universities who use new media intelligently." To better examine how different constituencies use the Net, the course has been opened not only to law students, but to distance learners registered in Harvard’s Extension School, and also to everyone who has an internet connection, or so-called "At-Large" Learners. (This is where you come in, and there’s no cost.) In keeping with its technological focus, the course incorporates a range of Internet technologies into the teaching. Blogs, wikis, Google message boards, virtual worlds created by Second Life  — it’s all part of the experiment that you might want to look into more closely.


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