September 8, 2006
Harvard to Offer Law Course in 'Virtual World'
Harvard University plans to hold its first class in a "virtual world" this fall, using a video-gamelike environment called Second Life.
Charles Nesson, a renowned professor at Harvard Law School, is teaming up with his daughter, Rebecca Nesson, an instructor at Harvard Extension School, to offer a course on argument in cyberspace that is open to the public through the extension school.
Second Life, a virtual world in which many people assume the identities of animated characters