Nanotechnology Seminar



SLN #: 14689
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 022
Credit Hours: 2/3
Instructor(s): Marchant

Course Description:
Nanotechnology is the next “big thing” in technology and the law. Nanotechnology is the science of the small – the ability to manipulate and utilize materials at the “nanoscale” level, where they display unique and beneficial characteristics. Nanotechnology is expected to revolutionize electronics, medicine, agriculture, materials science, consumer products, manufacturing, and many other industries. Already, several hundred nanotechnology products are on the market, and many more are currently being developed. May law firms have recently established nanotechnology practice groups to help service this rapidly emerging new industry. This seminar will provide an overview of the legal and policy issues relating to nanotechnology, including risk management, national and international regulation, intellectual property, privacy issues, and liability issues.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2/3
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Research paper
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Paper required
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Included in participation points
Online Course Site: Blackboard