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Spring 2014 - Law & Social Media

Garcia, Ryan M

Course ID: 279M  Unique # 29475  Credit Hours: 2
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Friday 10:30 am - 12:20 pm TNH 2.123
Exam Type   Date   Time      Name Range   Room  
  Final Friday, May 9    1:30 pm          A-Z
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Social media has revolutionized how we share, consume, and interact with all forms of digital content.  These changes brought by social media touch on all aspects of our life—including our legal system.  This course will discuss the spectrum of legal topics being impacted by social media:  marketing, intellectual property, employment, privacy, free speech, and fund raising.  You will also explore the role that lawyers in law firms and within organizations face when addressing these changes and the emerging risks.  From Facebook to Pinterest, Foursquare to Quora, Instagram to Snapchat.  we’ll explore how these platforms are changing our application of existing laws.  By the end of the semester you will understand the social media legal issues and the methods being used by attorneys to address these risks and how to spot the next trouble area when it emerges.

No materials required