Courses 2009 - 2010
LAW P 539 Law, Technology and Development
Credits: 2-3, Variable
This course will provide an overview of selected principles and theories of development economics, and consider the implications of technological innovation, intellectual property rights, government regulation, trade policy and technical standards for the achievement of development objectives. Academic commentary and faculty lectures will be used to develop a framework for analysis of relevant issues. Mass media coverage of current developments will be introduced to enrich class discussions. The course is designed to complement the Asian Law, Sustainable International Development, and Intellectual Property Law and Policy Graduate programs as well as the JD curriculum. It is recommended that students have already taken or are concurrently taking an IP course.