Faculty Profiles

John Villasenor

John Villasenor

Professor of Electrical Engineering, Law, Public Policy, and Management
B.S. University of Virginia, 1985
M.S. Stanford University, 1986
Ph.D. Stanford University, 1989

LAW 386 - Digital Technologies and the Constitution

This course addresses some of the most pressing and interesting constitutional questions raised by new technologies. Issues to be considered include the tension between anonymous speech and allegedly defamatory speech, digital privacy in light of a technology environment in which mobile devices and cloud storage are playing an increasingly dominant role, and the right against compelled self-incrimination in the context of government attempts to force suspects to provide the government with access to electronic devices. The course will also consider the impact of the commerce clause on state-level net neutrality initiatives and the question of copyright for works “authored” using artificial intelligence.