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Autonomous Vehicles Regulation (LAWS 5780)

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This seminar will examine the legal, regulatory, and ethical considerations surrounding the development, testing, and deployment of autonomous vehicles (AVs). Students will examine how AVS fit into the regulatory and litigation landscape and will explore how this AV landscape interacts with tort and criminal law. Students will consider how AVs are reframing traditional breakdowns of liability between automobile manufacturers, vehicle component manufacturers, drivers, and insurers. Finally, students will examine the larger picture of mobility, including access to public transportation, health care, and employment, and will consider how the legal landscape can shape (and be shaped by) societal interests.


Prof. Cassandra Robertson

Prof. Cassandra Burke Robertson is John Deaver Drinko - BakerHostetler Professor of Law and Director of the School of Law Center for Professional Ethics, who regularly teaches Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility and Secured Transactions. This semester, she teaches the Barristers (320) section of Civil Procedure.


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