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  1. Students will participate in a weekly 3 hour lecture/seminar, collaborate outside of class on team presentations, complete a 20 hour online tutorial in coding, and turn in a 2000 word written portfolio drawing upon the course and independent research. No programming or business background is required.

  2. Week 1 - Approaches to Thinking about Law as a Social Institution 5 items
    1. Readings 5 items
      1. Legal institutionalism: Capitalism and the constitutive role of law - Simon Deakin, David Gindis, Geoffrey M. Hodgson, Kainan Huang 02/2017

        Article 

      2. Left legalism/left critique - Wendy Brown, Janet E. Halley 2002

        Book  Read Kennedy D. T'he Critique of Rights in Critical Legal Studies' 177-228. Version also available via the author's own website - see next entry

      3. The Critique of Rights in Critical Legal Studies - Duncan Kennedy

        Document  Available from the author's own website

      4. Note: Substantial secondary material will be included in final course materials to encourage independent / secondary study.

  3. Week 2 - Approaches to Thinking about Character / Function of Money 6 items
    1. Readings 5 items
      1. Prisoners of reason: game theory and neoliberal political economy - S. M. Amadae 2015

        Book  Also available as a Cambridge Core eBook. Read Chapter 8 'Consent' 205-223. See next entry for direct link

      2. Consent - S. M. Amadae

        Chapter  Available as part of a Cambridge Core eBook

      3. Declarations of dependence: money, aesthetics, and the politics of care - Scott Ferguson 2018

        Book  Also available as an eBook Central eBook. Read the 'Introduction: Critique after Modern Monetary Theory' 1-32 and Chapter 1: 'Transcending The Aesthetic' 33-66

      4. Research handbook on political economy and law 2015, ©2015

        Book  Also available as an eBook Central eBook. Read Kreitner, Roy 'Toward a Political Theory of Money'

      5. Modern Money Theory for Beginners - L. Randall Wray 2018

        Audio-visual document  Available via YouTube

    2. Note: Substantial secondary material will be included in final course materials to encourage independent / secondary study.

  4. Week 3 - Organisational Coordination / Institutional Operations 5 items
    1. Readings 4 items
      1. For Marx - Louis Althusser, Ben Robert Brewster 1969

        Book  Read Chapter 4. Other editions also available.

      2. The new spirit of capitalism - Luc Boltanski, Ève Chiapello, Gregory Elliott 2018

        Book  Read Chapter 1: 'Management Discourse in the 1990s'

      3. Backstage Practices of Transnational Law - Lianne J.M Boer, Sofia Stolk 07/05/2019

        Book  Read Chapter 4: Haskell, J.D. 'Let Us Save Our Good Project: Looking at an International Law Gathering to Workshop Chapters for a Volume'

    2. Note: Substantial secondary material will be included in final course materials to encourage independent / secondary study.

  5. Week 4 - Approaches to Technological Innovation and Regulation (with DFCI / Cornell Law School) 4 items
    1. Readings 3 items
      1. The black box society: the secret algorithms that control money and information - Frank Pasquale 2015

        Book  Also available as a J-Stor eBook. Read Chapters 4: 'Finance's Algorithms: The Emperor's New Codes' and 5: 'Watching (and Improving) the Watchers' 101-180

    2. Note: Substantial secondary material will be included in final course materials to encourage independent / secondary study.

  6. Week 5 - Innovation in Organisational Practice (with DWF Ventures) 1 item
    1. Readings 1 item
      1. No required readings. Students should be prepared to engage in various in-class exercises. Student coursework and group projects will also be discussed.

  7. Week 6 - Coding, Data and Reasoning in Law Tech (with Neota Logic) 1 item
    1. Readings 1 item
      1. No required readings. Students should be prepared to engage in various in-class exercises

  8. Week 7 - Legal Tech in Context: Tech's Emergence in Legal Practice (Alex Hamilton @ Radiant Law / Alistair Madsen @ Syke Tech) 1 item
    1. Readings 1 item
      1. No required reading. Students should be completed with 25% of Online Coding Tutorials (Neota Logic).

  9. Week 8 - Legal Tech in Context: How Tech Influences Legal Practice and Its Future Impact (Alex Hamilton @ Radiant Law / Alistair Madsen @ Syke Tech) 1 item
    1. Readings 1 item
      1. No required reading. Students should be completed with 50% of Online Coding Tutorials (Neota Logic).

  10. Week 9 - Legal Tech in Context: Case Study - Design Build (Alex Hamilton @ Radiant Law / Alistair Madsen @ Syke Tech) 1 item
    1. Readings 1 item
      1. No required reading. Students should be completed with 75% of Online Coding Tutorials (Neota Logic).

  11. Week 10 - Legal Tech in Context: Case Study - From Design to Implementation (Alex Hamilton @ Radiant Law / Alistair Madsen @ Syke Tech) 1 item
    1. Reading 1 item
      1. No required reading. Students should be completed with Online Coding Tutorials (Neota Logic).

  12. Week 11 - Innovations in Arbitration/Negotiation (with Nicolette Butler /Jasem Tarawneh) 1 item
    1. Reading 1 item
      1. TBD. Note: If for any reason Nicolette/Jasem were unavailable, we have a number of other colleagues that would be available to step in for one class time, concerning issues such as cybersecurity (Shavana), data (Reka, or Bijan Parsia in Computer Science), etcetera. We also have a number of external speakers that lecture on our undergrad course module, and this would be an opportunity to have them speak on this class time - most likely our visitor who serves as an in-house counsel and could speak on Smart Contracts (Baldeep Singh).

  13. Week 12 - Privacy and Freedom of Thought 4 items
    1. Reading 3 items
      1. Privacy on the Books and on the Ground - Kenneth A Bamberger, Deirdre K. Mulligan 2011

        Article 

      2. Freedom of Thought Requires Free Media and Why Free Media Require Free Technology - Software Freedom Law Center - Eben Moglen 02/05/2012

        Webpage  Available via the Software Freedom Law Center website. Keynote address delivered by Eben Moglen at re:publica, Berlin, May 2, 2012

      3. The End of One Era, the Start of Another - The New Consensus and Its Aftermath - Eben Moglen 02/11/2018

        Webpage  Available via the Software Freedom Law Center website. Transcript of 2018 Software Freedom Law Centre 14th Anniversary Keynote address delivered November 2, 2018 at Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia Law School

    2. Note: Substantial secondary material will be included in final course materials to encourage independent / secondary study.