August 27 Tuesday

Can Law Keep Up?, Joshua Fairfield, Professor, Washington and Lee School of Law

12:05PM to 1:30PM

SLB Room 122

The future is coming fast, and we need to work together to decide how to meet the challenges of rampant technological progress. Dragnet surveillance, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, biohacking, and 3D printing. Can law keep up?

September 3 Tuesday

Facebook Under Investigation, Adrian Kuenzler, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Zürich, Switzerland

12:05PM to 1:30PM

SLB Room 122

A rapidly growing number of competition agencies are concerned that new technology firms have gained far-reaching control over citizens’ digital lives in the areas of e-commerce, online search, and societal networking.

September 10 Tuesday

Rethinking Health Data Governance, Keith Porcaro, co-founder of Digital Public

12:05PM to 1:30PM

SLB Room 122

Data is potential. Datasets are routinely reused and repurposed, combined with other datasets, or fed into machine learning models to yield new inferences or discoveries. Precisely what a given dataset will yield is uncertain: the value—or harm—that a single dataset could produce is difficult, if not impossible, to fully forecast in advance. In health, the routine of reusing and repurposing health-related data is foundational to advancing medical knowledge.

September 17 Tuesday

Adapting to Cybersecurity Threats: The Demand for Combined Capabilities, Jesse Sowell, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M

12:05PM to 1:30PM

SLB Room 122

Remediating sophisticated, transnational cybersecurity incidents requires a combination of technical, operational, organizational, and legal capabilities distributed amongst an equally diverse set of state and non-state (private) actors.  Existing, successful instances of such remediation efforts---referred to as combined capabilities---are based on a seemingly uncommon alignment of norms, goals, and values between state and non-state actors.

September 24 Tuesday

Poynter Fellow: Who shapes public opinion? Social media and social movements in Asia and the United States, Jyoti Thottam, Opinion Editor, NY Times

12:05PM to 1:30PM

SLB Room 122

"Who shapes public opinion? Social media and social movements in Asia and the United States."

September 27 Friday

Book Talk: Between Truth and Power, Julie E. Cohen. Professor of Law and Technology, Georgetown University Law

12:05PM to 1:30PM

SLB Room 128

In Between Truth and Power, Julie E. Cohen explores the relationships between legal institutions and political and economic transformation

October 1 Tuesday

Is There Life after the End of Privacy? Reflections on the Coverage of Tyler Clementi’s Suicide, Richard Miller, Professor, Rutgers University

12:05PM to 1:30PM

SLB Room 122

Richard Miller's book, On the End of Privacy: Dissolving Boundaries in a Screen-Centric World (UPitt, March 2019), focuses on the events leading up to the suicide of Tyler Clementi and the trial that followed, where Clementi’s roommate was charged with a series of hate crimes for having used his webcam to spy on Clementi kissing another man. With access to the text messages, tweets, and chatroom posts of those directly involved in this tragedy, Miller asks: why did no one intervene to stop the spying?

October 4 Friday

AAC 2019: Accountability in Partisan Times

8:00AM to 5:45PM

SLB Room 120

This conference is made possible by the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Democracy Fund and Legal Clinics Fund.

October 4 Friday

Checks, Balances and the Trump Administration

4:20PM to 5:00PM

SLB Room 127

The current Administration has been criticized for using executive orders and administrative actions to dismantle regulatory regimes without apparent regard for existing law or established fact, and doing so in ways that dodge the checks and balances of congressional and judicial oversight. This panel will assess how constitutional structures and historic practices intended to promote Executive Branch accountability are performing in an era of expansive executive power, fake news, and the Trump management style.

October 8 Tuesday

Coerced Sterilization of Mexican-American Women: The Story of Madrigal v. Quilligan

12:05PM to 1:30PM

SLB Room 122

This chapter tells the story of Madrigal v. Quilligan, an unpublished decision from a California federal district court refusing to remedy sterilization abuse in the early 1970s. After a whistleblower leaked evidence of rampant sterilization abuse at the Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, ten women (the Madrigal Ten) filed a lawsuit alleging that medical personnel systematically coerced Mexican-American women into submitting to sterilization. The case dramatically altered public consciousness and public policy on coerced sterilization.

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