Blockseminar, Dr. April R. Stockfleet
The Comparative Election Law Seminar will explore landmark cases in U.S. Election Law and, by taking a common law case analysis approach to those cases, will allow students to author a seminar paper comparing election law in Switzerland (or another country) with U.S. law, to analyze how varying legal and political mechanisms may further or hinder the democratic process. Students taking Anglo-American Law might find this a fitting companion seminar, as they will learn the basics of the common law method in Anglo-American Law and then could delve deeper into case analysis from a written point of view in the Comparative Election Law Seminar. The Anglo-American Law course, however, is not a prerequisite. Seminar paper topics will be assigned on the first day of the seminar and can involve election law at the federal, state/cantonal, or local levels, as well as judicial appointments/elections. The cases analyzed can be recently decided contemporary cases and/or landmark historical cases involving election law. Please see KSL for more details and application instructions.
Much of the focus of privacy law in the current era aims to protect citizens’ data from use or abuse by corporations or to protect citizens from illegal intrusion by malevolent hackers or state actors. However, developments in technology resulting in the individualization of communication devices have begun to create a new, heightened intra-household / intrafamilial expectation of privacy. This block seminar will examine the extent to which courts in various jurisdictions have found members of the same household or family guilty of cybercrime or allowed other tort liability for invasion of privacy between members of the same household/family. Please see KSL for more details and application instructions.