Unmanned Aerial Systems Seminar

Credit Hours: 2

The rapidly developing use of unmanned aerial systems [drones] for military, commercial and government purposes has serious implications for war, commerce, emergency work, privacy and other constitutional protections. It is also outpacing the legal framework needed to decide how best to utilize these devices. This is an area where legal thinking and legal policy are still in a formative state but are ripe for consideration. This subject nicely cuts across the law school’s focus on law and economics, national security, intellectual property rights and constitutional law. The class will examine current American and international law on unmanned aerial systems and the ethical, legal, commercial and constitutional issues of their use.