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Harvard University

CS50's Computer Science for Lawyers

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Overview

This course is a variant of HarvardUniversity's introduction to computer science, CS50, designed especially for lawyers (and law students). Whereas CS50 itself takes a bottom-up approach, emphasizing mastery of low-level concepts and implementation details thereof, this course takes a top-down approach, emphasizing mastery of high-level concepts and design decisions related thereto. Ultimately, it equips students with a deeper understanding of the legal implications of technological decisions made by clients.

Through a mix of technical instruction and discussion of case studies, this course empowers students to be informed contributors to technology-driven conversations. In addition, it prepares students to formulate technology-informed legal arguments and opinions. Along the way, it equips students with hands-on experience with Python and SQL, languages via which they can mine data for answers themselves.

Topics include algorithms, cloud computing, databases, networking, privacy, programming, scalability, security, and more, with a particular emphasis on understanding how the work developers do and the technological solutions they employ may impact clients. Students emerge from this course with first-hand appreciation of how it all works and all the more confident in the factors that should guide their decision-making.

Keywords:law firm, computer programming, programming skills, computer programmers, patent attorney, legal practice, legal services, legal education, patent law

Taught by

Doug Lloyd and David J. Malan

Reviews

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  • Hamid Ait Boumlik
    I want to thank all the participants in Harvard University. I am happy to win this certificate, the certificate of justice and rights, and this is an important certificate in my personal and professional life. I also want to thank everyone who is in this land
  • Viviana Arevalo

    Viviana Arevalo is taking this course right now, spending 1 hours a week on it.

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    TIMAIA SILVA DE SOUZA
    Um boa oportunidade para todos que queram estudar e aperfeicoar seus coneicimentos com oportunidade de desenvolvimento para uma nova jornada profissional.
  • Alfred Mose
    Its an amazing course to experience, have gain knowledge to conquer and solve problems with. more thanks to you all who were part of my studies.
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    Bryan Pagpaguitan
    Thank you for being a part of my life, hoping soon that you give me a certificate and Im thankful of the teacher in this school.

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