2 Weeks / Noncredit

Introduction to Cyber Law

Sat. June 30 & Sun. July 1 Mandatory Move-in & Orientation 

Class runs July 2 – July 13, 2018 

Online crime, social media mayhem, intellectual property pirating. In this Syracuse University Summer College program, high school students will venture through the US legal system, explore fundamentals of law through the contemporary lens of Internet technology (including social media and other content-sharing applications), and examine emerging law and ethical considerations related to these technologies. Students will learn to identify and analyze legal issues by studying recent case law, and will practice these skills by dissecting publicly controverted, yet-to-be decided scenarios. Legal battles that start in cyberspace may end in physical space courtrooms, and as part of this course, students will personally experience local courtrooms and professionals who practice in them.

Program Costs:

Please visit our program costs page for more detailed information.

*Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees in March.

*Students must be a minimum of 15 years of age by the orientation and move-in date.

Instructor Bio

Diane E. Darwish Plumley, Esq.

Diane E. Darwish Plumley, Esq., owner of Darwish Law Offices, PC, has practiced law in Central New York for over 15 years. Mrs. Plumley is an honors graduate of Syracuse University’s College of Law, as well as of Syracuse University’s College of Information Studies where she earned her Masters of Science in Telecommunications and Network Management. Mrs. Plumley’s academic background includes study in mathematics, economics, technology transfer, and intellectual property. She is a guest lecturer in intellectual property, technology transfer, and courtroom litigation at Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Darwish Law Offices, PC, is a family and matrimonial law firm, devoted to Central New York families and children. Blending her law practice and educational background, Mrs. Plumley volunteers substantial time to STEM education of local youth. Ms. Plumley is the current and two-time president-elect of the Technology Alliance of Central New York (TACNY), additionally serving as Chairperson of the TACNY Junior Café Scientifique series since 2010, and previously served as TACNY’s 1st VP and Chair of Programs. Additionally,  since 1999, Mrs. Plumley has been serving on the organizational committees for several youth STEM design, build and compete events – CNY Bridge Build ‘Em and Bust ‘Em, the CNY Regional VEX Robotics competition, and the CNY Rocket Team Challenge – as well as the the CNY Science and Engineering Fair.

The Central New York community has recognized Mrs. Plumley’s efforts, and she has received the following awards: the 2013 CNY 40 under Forty Award, 2013-2014 VEX Robotics Competition Volunteer of the Year, 2013 distinguished volunteer of the MOST (the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology), 2014 10-year honored MOST volunteer, 2014 Presidential Gold Award for Volunteering, and 2017 MOST Commitment to Outreach Award.

In her relaxation time, Diane enjoys raising honeybees, producing honey and beeswax candles, raising chickens and producing eggs, making maple syrup, hiking, running, camping, and otherwise enjoying the outdoors with her husband and step-sons.