2021 Academic Symposium
An academic symposium for attorneys, law professors and students, judges and law clerks, nonprofit and public officials. Co-sponsored by the Pound Civil Justice Institute and UC Hastings Law Center for Litigation and Courts.
November 6 & 7, 2021 at UC Hastings College of the Law
200 McAllister Street San Francisco, CA 94102
- Litigation Meets Artificial Intelligence
- Pseudonymous Litigation in the Age of Googling
- Internet Commerce & Products Liability
- Obtaining Evidence in the Digital Age
- Internet Data Accumulation and Protection
- Social Media and the First Amendment
- Bryan H. Choi, The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
- Joshua Paul Davis, University of San Francisco School of Law
- Anuj Chang Desai, University of Wisconsin Law School
- Scott Dodson, UC Hastings Center for Litigation and Courts*
- David Freeman Engstrom, Stanford Law School
- Lindsay Freeman, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law
- Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law
- Alexa Koenig, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law
- Richard L. Marcus, UC Hastings College of the Law*
- Dawn C. Nunziato, The George Washington University Law School
- Neil M. Richards, Washington University School of Law
- Catherine Sharkey, New York University School of Law
- Harry Surden, University of Colorado Law School
- Zahra Takhshid, Denver Sturm College of Law
- Eugene Volokh, UCLA School of Law
- Rebecca Wexler, Human Rights Center, UC Berkley School of Law
*Symposium Faculty Chairs
- David Berger, Gibbs Law Group
- Angelo Carusone, Media Matters for America
- Brian Lewis, former Facebook Director and Associate General Counsel
- Bradford Newman, Baker McKenzie, LLP
- Behram V. Parekh, Dalimonte Rueb Stoller LLP
- Robert S. Peck, The Center for Constitutional Litigation, P.C.
- Donald H. Slavik, Slavik Law Firm, LLC
- Gerson Smoger, Ph.D., Smoger and Associates, PC
- Nancy Willard, Embrace Civility, LLC
Fees, CLE, Registration
Free to judges, academics, law students, public officials and Fellows of the Pound Institute.
All others: $250 – full symposium / $150 – 1 day / $100 – virtual
*California MCLE credit (for in-person attendance) of up to 8 hours is pending approval.
Questions? Contact email@example.com or 202-944-2841.
Digital technology has come a long way in the last thirty years. The days of AOL and “You’ve Got Mail” have yielded to integrated, complex digital systems that society relies on for information, commerce, social interactions, and national security. Even within this advancing trajectory, we are in the throes of another leap—into a third era of connectivity that tailors to individual experiences and caters to discrete circumstances and applications. New digital innovations automate daily life and enhance social and commercial relationships. But there is a price: privacy, security, and civility are more difficult to maintain. Misinformation is easy to create, and spreads quickly and widely. Social media oligopolies mine data and control information. Can the civil justice system keep pace with these technological advancements? If so, how?
This conference tackles the promises and challenges confronting us in the new digital age, and examines how American justice can continue to provide both the business and consumer sectors with the tailored protections to which we have become accustomed, and helps define the responsibilities of each sector.
The Pound Institute
The Pound Civil Justice Institute is a national legal think tank created by pioneering members of the trial bar and dedicated to ensuring access to justice for ordinary citizens. Through its activities, the Institute works to give lawyers, judges, legal educators and the public a balanced view of the issues affecting the U.S. civil justice system.
UC Hastings Center for Litigation and Courts
The nonpartisan Center for Litigation and Courts was established in 2021 to expand the knowledge of civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and the courts; to disseminate that knowledge to the bench, bar, legal academy, and lay public; and to supply resources and guidance to members of the UC Hastings Law community interested in civil litigation. In addition to offering its own products and programs, the Center for Litigation and Courts serves as the umbrella organization for other UC Hastings Law institutes and projects focused on litigation or courts.