Class meetings: Thursday 3-5
Permission of instructor required.
Danny Weitzner: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ilaria Liccardi: email@example.com
Hal Abelson: firstname.lastname@example.org
To request enrollment in 6.S978 for the spring, you
this web form. Applications are due January 19, 2018.
This course brings together engineering students from MIT with law
students from Georgetown Law School to explore current issues in
fundamentals of privacy law and foundations of relevant
technologies. With this knowledge, students will work together to
teams, consisting of law students and MIT students, will be
responsible for preparing a detailed legal assessment of policy
questions, researching and explaining the technological frameworks and
challenges associated with the policy question, and then formulating
policy and technological recommendations to address the question in
the form of draft state legislation.
All students will meet at MIT for
the first class. Weekly classes will meet via
videoconference-connected classrooms at each campus. The last class
will be held in Washington, DC at Georgetown Law School (with travel
support provided for MIT students). Students will have the opportunity
to present their final projects to a panel of legislators and public
policy experts in Washington, DC. This course will be taught jointly
by faculty from MIT and Georgetown University Law School.
Go to the
6.S978 web site