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LAW 5076: Cybercrimes
Spring 2023 • Section 21 • CRN 51225

Course Description

This course examines the legal issues raised by computer-related crimes (“cybercrimes”), including those involving your ever-present smart phone. In addition, we will study the challenges posed by rapidly developing technologies for citizens, law enforcement, and the courts. The course is structured around two main topics: (1) substantive criminal laws as they relate to cybercrimes, and (2) criminal procedure, especially with respect to how privacy laws regulate law enforcement investigations of cybercrimes. In class, we will discuss these topics through case, statutory, and policy analysis. We will reinforce our understanding with problems designed to bring out ambiguities in the legal doctrines. We may hear from guest speakers who deal with cybercrime issues as part of their profession. No technical background is required.


Day/Time Location
T 7:30-9:20 PM Klein 7A

Course Details

  • Vineet Gauri
Credit Hours

2 Credits



Course Type
  • Exam
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement




Registration Info


You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:

  • LAW 0532 (Criminal Procedure I)
  • LAW 0404 (Constitutional Law)

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