The International Law of Cyber Conflict
- Semester: Spring 2021
- Course ID: 279P
- Credit Hours: 2
- Grading Method: Pass/Fail Mandatory
- Short course: Apr 23 - May 01, 2021
- 1L and upperclass elective
|FRI, SAT||9:30 am - 5:00 pm||TNH 3.142|
|Floating (administered by Faculty Assistant)|
This course will be taught in person but with the option of remote participation via Zoom. Please note that this course might become online-only in the event that actual in-person attendance during the semester consistently falls below a threshold to be determined in the exercise of reasonable discretion by the instructor and the Student Affairs Office.
For Spring 2021: If you are enrolled in Prof. Huffman's Privacy Law class and would like to add this to your schedule, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a time conflict override. This is a special one-time exception allowed for these two classes only, space permitting.
This course is an introduction to how international law applies to hostile cyber activities by States and non-State actors during both peacetime and armed conflict. Topics addressed range from sovereignty in cyberspace to cyber armed conflict. It also addresses the responses available to States -- such as retorsion, countermeasures, necessity, and self-defense -- when responding to hostile cyber operations. The course draws on the Tallinn Manual 2.0 project, which resulted in a restatement of the law drafted over seven years by an international group of experts.