What Every ECE Grad Student Should Know About the Law

November 21, 2003
Professor Carey Heckman, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

Electrical engineering graduate students and professionals confront legal issues in nearly every aspect of their work and at nearly all times. Those who incorporate computer hardware or software from others must understand what they legally can and cannot do. Those who design and build computer products for the marketplace must be aware of their responsibilities and potential liabilities. This talk will introduce students to legal thinking and to the information and frameworks they will need to make some of the most frequently arising law-related decisions affecting their work.