September 6 Tuesday

Big Data and Off-Broadway

4:00PM to 5:00PM

Room 120

What happens when you combine Harry Potter, Big Data, and Government Surveillance? You get the most talked about play to hit the mean streets of Off-Broadway New York this summer: Privacy, starring Daniel Radcliffe and SNL-alumna Rachel Dartch.

September 9 Friday

Abrams: First Amendment Salon Panel

12:30PM to 2:00PM

Room 128

The Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression is hosting a First Amendment Salon to examine freedom of speech in the founding era. The discussion will feature Professor Stephen Solomon (Associate professor at NYU School of Journalism, Associate Director of the Carter Journalism Institute, and the author of Revolutionary Dissent (2016)) and Professor Akhil Amar (Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School) and will be moderated by Professor Nadine Strossen (John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, NY Law School).

September 13 Tuesday

Law & Tech: Laura Donohue

12:00PM to 1:00PM

Room 128

The Fourth Amendment in a Digital World

Fourth Amendment doctrines created in the 1970s and 1980s no longer reflect how the world works. The formal legal distinctions on which they rely—(a) private versus public space, (b) personal information versus third party data, (c) content versus non-content, and (d) domestic versus international—are failing to protect the privacy interests at stake. Simultaneously, reduced resource constraints are accelerating the loss of rights. The doctrine has yet to catch up with the world in which we live. One potential solution to adapting the Fourth Amendment to the digital age lies in acknowledging the acquisition of uniquely identifiable information as per se a search, and thus presumptively unreasonable absent a warrant. This approach is rooted in the right of the people to be secure in their “persons” as well as “papers” and “effects” against unreasonable search and seizure. The Court’s logic inRiley v. California and interests articulated by the shadow majority in United States v. Jones offer promising ways to evaluate reasonableness by focusing on the type and extent of information being collected, the length of the collection, the combination of the data with other information, and the number of individuals whose privacy is thereby compromised, as weighed against the governmental interests at stake.

September 19 Monday

Battling Superbugs: Developing Legal and Policy Responses to Drug-Resistant Bacteria

12:00PM to 1:30PM

Room 129

Antibiotics are the cornerstone of modern medicine. Everything from cancer treatment to hip replacements, complex pregnancies to routine throat infections, relies on these “miracle” drugs. This may all change, however. Bacteria are rapidly developing resistance to antibiotics, leaving them ineffective, and there are few new drugs in development. By 2050, antibiotic resistance is predicted to cause 10 million deaths annually at a cost of $100 trillion. This panel will discuss the local, national, and global strategies needed to address antibiotic resistance.

September 20 Tuesday

Hacking the Election

9:00AM to 1:30PM

Room 127

In the wake of the DNC hack, there has been a flurry of discussion of how both foreign and domestic actors may use new technologies in the attempt to influence the election, ranging from releasing private information to actively hacking voting machines.

This raises a host of legal and political questions regarding the relationship between advanced technologies and the integrity of political processes.

September 21 Wednesday

Why Visual Law? Why Now?

12:10PM to 1:00PM

Room 128

This introductory lecture will bring together examples about the relevance of visual media to the law and how it interacts with evidence, advocacy and analysis. The talk will bring up study findings such as the impact of framing and camera angles to perceptions about police coercion and jury bias.

Part One of VLP's Visual Jurisprudence Lecture Series

September 22 Thursday

Brigitte Amiri, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project attorney


Baker Hall, Room A436

Please join the ISP's Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and the Latinx Law Students Association for a discussion of reproductive healthcare for unaccompanied immigrant minors.

September 27 Tuesday

Law & Tech: William McGeveran

1:00PM to 2:00PM

Room 121

Friending the Privacy Regulators

September 28 Wednesday

SCOTUS Talks Abortion: Unpacking the Supreme Court’s Decision in Whole Woman’s Health

12:10PM to 1:30PM

Room 120

A panel with Reva Siegel, Linda Greenhouse, and Stephanie Toti, and moderated by Cilla Smith

October 4 Tuesday

Vivek Mohan: Privacy and Cybersecurity: Legal Issues In Private Practice

12:00PM to 1:00PM

Room 128

Vivek is Privacy Counsel at Apple Inc., where he is responsible for privacy and security issues associated with Apple's products, services, and corporate infrastructure. Vivek joined Apple from the Privacy, Data Security, and Information Law group at Sidley Austin LLP, where he counseled clients in the technology, telecommunications, healthcare, and financial services sectors.

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