June 12 Monday

Challenges of Advanced Technology and Artificial Intelligence in the 3A Era of “Dark Mirror”

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School and The Shalom Comparative Legal Research Institute, OAC, I-L are hosting a conference Monday, June 12, 2017,  Challenges of Advanced Technology and Artificial Intelligence in the 3A Era of “Dark Mirror from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm at The Study Hotel (1157 Chapel St., New Haven).  Afterwards, there will be a lunch at Sitar Indian Restaurant and a tour of Yale University.

Please RSVP to Shlomit Ravid at [email protected]

Speakers

June 5 Monday

Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression: Creeping Commercial Speech

Please join us for a conference on the pursuit of a definition of “commercial speech” and a multi-faceted look at how the absence of a coherent definition impacts First Amendment protections with regards to the content creation community, creativity in advertising, and other areas of corporate speech. 

The Creep and its Impact

April 29 Saturday

FESC V: Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference

Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference 5

The Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression invited applications to participate in the fifth annual Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference (FESC). The conference will be held at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut from April 29 – 30, 2017. 

April 25 Tuesday

Amy Goodman & Democracy Now!: Covering the Movements Changing America

Join award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, for her North American tour: Democracy Now!: Covering the Movements Changing America.

Goodman will speak about increased threats to freedom of the press and the importance of truly independent media to hold those in power accountable. In more than 20 years of reporting, Democracy Now! has covered the social movements that are now forming the groundswell of opposition to the Trump administration; movements long ignored by the corporate media, but central to Democracy Now!'s daily journalism.

April 20 Thursday

Film Screening and Conversation: We Break Things

We Break Things is directed by Rebecca Wexler and produced by VLP. It documents the struggles of three hacker groups over issues that range from the war in Syria to fascists in Europe, commenting on the meaning of free speech and technological determinism. The film reveals the good, the bad, and the human consequences of hacker activism as shadowy figures come forward to share their loves, losses, and deepest motivations.

April 18 Tuesday

The Attention Merchants: Book Talk with Tim Wu

Join the Solomon Center and YHeLPS as we welcome Tim Wu for a discussion of his book The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads. Prof. Wu's book traces the roots and explosive growth of the global multibillion-dollar marketing industry. From fake news to social movements, Professor Wu’s insight into how advertisers have innovated to capture and maintain billions of consumers’ attention promises important lessons for today’s policymakers and advocates.

April 18 Tuesday

It’s Too Complicated: How the Internet Upends Katz, Smith, and Electronic Surveillance Law with Susan Landau

It’s Too Complicated: How the Internet Upends Katz, Smith, and Electronic Surveillance Law with Susan Landau, Professor of Cybersecurity Policy

April 13 Thursday

Beyond Borders Documentary Screening and Talkback

CANCELLED

Please join NLG, the Visual Law Project, the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, the American Constitution Society, and the Lilian Goldman Law Library on April 13th for a screening of the the documentary, Beyond Borders, followed by a talkback with Director/Writer/Producer, Micah Fink and a young woman featured in the film. Non-pizza dinner will be provided.

April 13 Thursday

Storytelling and the Law with Emily Bazelon

Please join the Visual Law Project on April 13th at 4PM in Room 110 for an hour conversation with Emily Bazelon about storytelling and the law that explores how we can tell legal stories outside of the courtroom that resonate with different audiences and the role of images in legal storytelling. To facilitate better conversation, please read the following articles before the session: Should Prostitution Be a Crime?

April 13 Thursday

Graphics at Trial: Litigation and Visual Representation

Please join the Visual Law Project and TechSoc for a coffee chat with Greg Diskant. Greg is a senior litigation partner at Patterson Belknap. As part of his active trial practice, Mr. Diskant regularly tries cases in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels, focusing on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. As part of his work, he focuses on the use of visual graphics at trial to make the complex understandable. 

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