Advising Internet & Mobile-Based Business Clients

Advising Internet & Mobile-Based Business Clients

Course Description

This course will provide an overview of current and developing U.S. law affecting Internet law and electronic and mobile commerce. We will examine the specific business law and intellectual property-related issues that every lawyer must address when advising clients who market and/or sell products or services online or on mobile devices.

This course will enable students to creatively and effectively advise Internet and mobile-based business clients on how to minimize their exposure to liability in online and mobile activities and protect their intellectual property while operating online.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand how businesses operate online and the myriad areas of exposure;
  • Identify the unique risks facing businesses who operate all or partly online;
  • Craft efficient solutions to proactively minimize risks; and
  • Draft the necessary documentation to accomplish these tasks.

MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS/METHOD OF EVALUATION & ASSESSMENT:

The course grade will be based on multiple writing assignments derived from case studies relating to the topic at hand, requiring students to draft and explain documents that they would use in practice. The final will be a take-home, client-specific drafting assignment that pulls together all we cover throughout the semester.