2021 Academic Symposium
An academic symposium for attorneys, law professors and students, judges and law clerks, and public officials.
Co-sponsored by the Pound Civil Justice Institute and UC Hastings Center for Litigation and Courts.
November 6 & 7, 2021 at UC Hastings College of the Law
200 McAllister Street San Francisco, CA 94102 (Getting there)
- Internet Commerce & Products Liability
- Litigation Meets Artificial Intelligence
- Obtaining Evidence in the Digital Age
- Internet Data Accumulation and Protection
- Social Media and the First Amendment
- Automated Driving
- Litigating Using Pseudonyms
- Bryan H. Choi (Ohio State)
- Joshua Paul Davis (San Francisco)
- Anuj Desai (Wisconsin)
- Scott Dodson (Hastings)*
- David Freeman Engstrom (Stanford)
- Eric Goldman (Santa Clara)
- Alexa Koenig (Berkeley)
- Richard L. Marcus (Hastings)*
- Dawn C. Nunziato (George Washington)
- Robert S. Peck (Center for Constitutional Litigation)
- Neil Richards (Washington University)
- Catherine Sharkey (NYU)
- Harry Surden (Colorado)
- Eugene Volokh (UCLA)
- Rebecca Wexler (Berkley)
*Symposium Faculty Chairs
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.
Register here or click on the “REGISTER” button at top of page.
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.