Carnegie Mellon University

Emerging Technologies and the Law

Course Number: 84-373

This course provides a forum for students to consider the relationship between key emerging technologies and the law. In the first half of the course, each session will be dedicated to discussing the legal implications of a particular emerging technology, including autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, stem cell therapy, quantum computing, and 3D printing. In the second half of the course, we will turn to overarching themes at the intersection of law and technology, including emerging technologies and the law of armed conflict, policing and surveillance, intellectual property, and privacy. Throughout the course, students will be asked to consider whether existing legal frameworks are sufficient to address issues related to emerging technologies.

Required/Elective: Elective
Units: 12
Location(s): Washington, DC

Spring 2023
5:30 - 8:20 PM

Elective course for the following IPS degrees:
BS in International Relations and Politics
BS in Economics and Politics
Additional Major in International Relations and Politics
Additional Major in Economics and Politics
Minor in International Relations and Politics
Minor in Cybersecurity and International Conflict
Minor in Politics and Public Policy

For Spring 2023, this course is only open to students participating in the Carnegie Mellon University Washington Semester Program.