Civil Rights Seminar: Privacy | L4019

This Privacy Seminar will examine the development of privacy rights as a key consideration in governmental policy debates in the U.S. and E.U. These debates range from the appropriate role of government collection retention, and usage of personal identifiable information (PII) as well as regulating the private sectors' usage of PII. The E.U. has taken the lead in establishing an all-encompassing privacy policy for both the public and private sectors, whereas the U.S. has established a sectorial approach to establishing privacy law and regulations. Lawyers will continue to play a significant role in shaping governmental privacy policy, drafting statutes and regulations, as well as business drafting and negotiating technology contracts. This seminar will integrate these privacy developments during class discussions, and each student will be required to write a paper for this seminar.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 3

Civil Rights Seminar: Animal Rights | L4019

This course will explore the definition of the term "animal", explore and study the laws offering some protection of animals, including state anti-cruelty laws and federal laws, such as the Animal Welfare Act and the Endangered species Act, and consider arguments for and against granting animals legal rights. Student participation is emphasized.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 3