LAW 743E

Blockchain And The Law

2 Unit(s)

Blockchain technology represents new challenges and opportunities for lawyers. This course is an introduction to blockchain technology and related legal and regulatory issues. Previous technical experience is not required. Students will (1) learn the core technologies of blockchain, including the technical aspects of cryptocurrencies and smart contracts; (2) analyze the real-world application of blockchain in various use cases; and (3) evaluate the way lawmakers and regulators are dealing with this cutting-edge technology, particularly in the area of securities law. Ethical considerations will be discussed throughout the course. Students will also be introduced to blockchain attorneys and entrepreneurs in San Francisco, and will draft and present an analysis of a selected blockchain company.