Designing Liberation Technologies


Course Code:
LAW 498
3 - 4
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail


Small project teams will work with selected NGOs to design new technologies for promoting development and democracy. They will conduct observations to identify needs, generate concepts, create prototypes, and test their appropriateness. Some projects may continue past the quarter towards full-scale implementation. Taught through the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford ( This course is cross-listed with the Computer Science and Political Science Departments (Same as CS 379L and POLISCI 337T). Enrollment is limited to a total of 16 students (under all course numbers combined), by consent of instructor. Students may enroll for 3 credits or 4 credits with additional assignments. Consent Application: To apply for this course, students must complete and submit a consent application available at See Consent Application Form for submission deadline and additional course information. Elements used in grading: Attendance and participation in all phases of the team project, from conception through execution. (Cross-listed as CS 379L and POLISCI 337T).

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