Law and Technology of Silicon Valley

Class Information Spring 2020

  • 2 units
  • Class No.: 10172
  • Meets: Tuesday
  • Time: 5:40 pm - 7:20 pm
  • Location: 206
  • Exam:
  • Course Description
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Laura Norris

Associate Clinical Professor; Co-Director, High Tech Law Institute; Director, Entrepreneurs' Law Clinic; Director, Tech Edge J.D. Program; Faculty Advisor, ChIPs Women in Tech Law at SCU

Law and Technology of Silicon Valley

Certificate(s): High Tech Law

Course Description:

For a technology company, there is a strong  interplay between law and technology. Legal issues can determine the course research and development takes, while at the same time, the nature of the technology in question can determine to what extent certain legal aspects apply. This course seeks to explore this interplay by studying three Bay Area companies operating in three different technical areas. The students become familiar with basic technology concepts and ways new technologies are developed, commercialized and distributed, and the legal decisions along the way.