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2018 Summer Law Courses for High School Students, William & Mary Law School

posted Apr 23, 2018, 11:19 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Apr 23, 2018, 11:23 AM ]

The impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on everyday life and the business world is growing and the legal community is realizing the opportunities and challenges that come along with it.  High school students will have an opportunity to study that issue this summer in the Center for Legal & Court Technology’s (CLCT) newest course, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Law, offered June 25-27, 20182:00 – 4:30 pm, or July 9-11, 20182:00 – 4:30 pm,  at the William & Mary Law School.  Professors Fred Lederer and Iria Giuffrida will be offering this one-of-a-kind introduction to legal issues such as cybersecurity, privacy law, criminal liability, and issues under the law of war that we are likely to encounter with AI as it relates to machine learning, data analytics, the Internet of Things, and other such technologies.  ($190)

     Fred Lederer, Chancellor Professor of Law and Director, CLCT, is returning to teach his series of classes, with the addition of another course to his roster:  5th Amendment, Self-Incrimination and InterrogationWednesdayJuly 18, 2018, 1:00 – 5:00 pm. ($55)   Professor Lederer has been on the faculty at William & Mary Law School since 1980 and previously held positions with the U.S. Army including four years on the faculty of the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) School where he also served as a JAG attorney and judge.  The remaining courses on his roster include:

          Introduction to LawMonday-Thursday, June 25-28, 2018, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, or Monday-Thursday, July 9-12, 2018, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm ($330)

          Introduction to Evidence, Thursday, June 28, 20181:00 – 5:00 pm, and Friday, June 29, 2018, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm ($190)

          Introduction to Search & Seizure, Thursday, July 12, 20181:00 – 5:00 pm, and Friday, July 13, 2018, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm ($190)

          Introduction to Torts, Monday, July 16, 20181:00 – 5:00 pm, and Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm ($190)

     Iria Giuffrida, Visiting Professor of Law at the William & Mary Law School, joined CLCT in the  Fall of 2017 and will present a series of her own courses this summer.  Professor Giuffrida has a PhD in Law from Queen Mary University in London, England, and has practiced as a commercial litigator in court and arbitration proceedings in London for nearly a decade.  Her course roster includes:

          Introduction to NegotiationsWednesday-Friday, July 18-20, 20189:00 am – 12:00 pm ($210)

          Introduction to Arbitration, Monday-Tuesday, July 23-24, 20181:00 – 4:00 pm ($150)

          Introduction to European (EU) Law, Wednesday, July 25, 20189:00 am – 1:00 pm ($55)

          Introduction to International Law, Thursday, July 26, 20189:00 am – 1:00 pm ($55)

          Introduction to Contracts, Monday-Wednesday, July 30-August 1, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm ($210)

All courses will be offered at the William & Mary Law School at 613 S. Henry St. in Williamsburg, VA.  Registration fees vary by the number of hours that each course meets.  Though some courses are held on the same days, none of them meet at conflicting times.  Some courses have required reading and/or writing assignments in preparation for second, third or fourth sessions.  Any required reading materials are included in the price of registration.


To register, go to www.legaltechcenter.net or contact Mary Beth Dalton at medalt@wm.edu or 757-221-2494 for more information.  A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.  Please contact clct@wm.edu or call 757-221-2494 to learn more.  Class sizes are limited so register soon!

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