Thanks to the more than 500 alumni who participated in the new (and free) UChicago online course Internet Giants: The Law and Economics of Media Platforms and those who were part of the pilot program that provided alumni with exclusive access to the course.

Taught by antitrust expert Randal C. Picker, AB’80, AM’82 JD’85, the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, Internet Giants was designed for anyone with a curiosity about modern technology, the internet, and law.

A private online community open only to UChicago alumni supplemented the MOOC (massive open online course) and gave alumni the opportunity to 

  • connect with fellow UChicagoans in a discussion forum;
  • take part in an alumni blog where Professor Picker posts extra readings or lectures and offers prompts to spark in-depth conversations;
  • participate in live video chats with Professor Picker; and
  • watch extra videos on breaking issues of law, media, and technology.

For more information, please contact Emily Joy Bembeneck at or 773.702.4665.