How Is Privacy Not a Class at all Law Schools?

Deven Desai

Deven Desai is an associate professor of law and ethics at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. He was also the first, and to date, only Academic Research Counsel at Google, Inc., and a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and the Yale Law School. Professor Desai’s scholarship examines how business interests, new technology, and economic theories shape privacy and intellectual property law and where those arguments explain productivity or where they fail to capture society’s interest in the free flow of information and development. His work has appeared in leading law reviews and journals including the Georgetown Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, and U.C. Davis Law Review.

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2 Responses

  1. Orin Kerr says:

    Solove totally put you up to this, didn’t he?

  2. Deven says:

    Nope. But as you have guessed, I have spoken with him about the idea. The reason I posted is two-fold. The BA material is in there because I am truly wondering what is the nature of most legal practice. It is part of the ideas I have been pressing about law school differentiation. You could throw in international law here too. It sounds great and is important, but schools may have to consider what are luxury courses and what are great electives but also hit other aspects of law school training. So an international business transactions class (yes I have taught that too), has depth on matters I have seen in practice and further develops contract and negotiation knowledge that a lawyer could use for many clients. Other areas of international law may be more difficult to offer. Your work on criminal procedure is hugely helpful to folks who want to go into the PD or DA side of things. International privacy however…