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“Law, Technology and Freedom: Emerging Issues” Topic of October 5 – 6 Computer and Technology Law Journal Symposium

September 23, 2011 – 

The Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal at Rutgers School of Law–Newark will hold its 41st anniversary symposium, titled “Law, Technology and Freedom: Emerging Issues,” on Wednesday and Thursday, October 5 and 6, 2011.

George Washington University Law School Professor Orin Kerr, who clerked at the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Anthony Kennedy, will deliver the keynote address on “How the Internet Is Revolutionizing Criminal Law.” The journal will host a reception for faculty, students, and alumni prior to the reception. Email rctljsymposiumeditor@gmail.com to confirm attendance at the reception and keynote.

Following is the symposium schedule:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

  • 12:35 pm – Debate: “Did the Supreme Court Properly Decide Brown v. Entertainment Merchant’s Association?” 564 U.S. ___ ( 2011)
    Ilya Shapiro, Cato Institute v. Andrew Schlafly, Eagle Forum
  • 2:30 pm – Debate: “Do Potential Impacts of Climate Change Warrant Cap and Trade Legislation?”
    Jeffrey Bossert Clark, Esq., Kirkland & Ellis, LLP v. Franz T. Litz, Pace University Energy & Climate Center
  • 4 pm:  Professor James Grimmelmann, New York Law School, “Technological Textualism: Can Courts Treat Computer Software Agreements as Binding Legal Text”
  • 5:15 – 6:30 pm – Reception
  • 6:30 pm: Professor Orin Kerr, George Washington University Law School, “How the Internet Is Revolutionizing Criminal Law”

Thursday, October 6, 2011

  • 12:35 pm:  Dr. David Kreutzer, Heritage Foundation, “America’s Energy Crisis: Political v. Free Market Solutions”
  • 2:30 pm – Panel Discussion: “Software Patentability in Light of the CyberSource Corp. v. Retail Decisions, Inc. Decision” 
    Henry J. Cittone, Esq., Citonne & Lindenbaum, LLP; Professor Hunter Tart, Drexel University School of Law; and John Baldini, Esq., McHattie Law Firm