(Note: this class is now open to Stanford students outside of the Law School; undergraduates and graduate students can apply).

Self-driving cars and trucks are rapidly entering the mainstream. They raise key legal and policy questions, which this seminar explores through source materials (from case law to treaties), academic scholarship, and industry speakers. Topics include state and federal regulation, public and private standards, liability and insurance, privacy and security, and social norms. Because the course is intended to meaningfully advance -- rather than to merely present -- legal analysis of this emerging technology, participants will be expected to actively contribute during class and to critically reflect through either regular essays for W credit or a final research paper for R credit.

Special Instructions: After the term begins, students accepted into the course can transfer from section (01) into section (02), which meets the R requirement, with consent of the instructor. Students taking the seminar for R credit can take the seminar for either 2 or 3 units, depending on the paper length.

Find out more about this class here.