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Blockchains and Smart Contracts

Blockchains, a form of decentralized database maintained across a distributed network of computers, present both a fundamental challenge to incumbent systems of trust, value creation/transfer, and data sharing, as well as a far-reaching opportunity to reimagine these systems. The course first provides an introduction to blockchain technology from multiple perspectives: technical, legal, and societal. Students will explore aspects of decentralized ledger systems to gain insight into factors salient to the rule of law and the consequential legal and regulatory challenges and opportunities likely to be faced by their clients. Students will engage in hands-on application of blockchain technology through an exploration and application of the smart legal contracting process. Enrollment Limited