2001 Annual Student Symposium

Law and Technology

Friday, March 9 

7:00 p.m.
Dean's Welcome

7:15 p.m.
Panel: Is Technology Changing Individual-State-Societal Relations?

  • Dean Mark Grady, George Mason University School of Law
  • Mr. Declan McCullagh, Chief Washington Correspondent for Wired Magazine/Wired.com
  • Prof. John McGinnis, Cardozo School of Law
  • Prof. Robert Merges, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • Moderator: Mr. Peter Thiel, Chairman and Founder of Paypal.com

Saturday, March 10

9:00 a.m.
Panel: Does the Law Need to—and Can It—Protect Privacy?

  • Prof. Jeff Rosen, George Washington University School of Law/Columnist for The New Republic
  • Mr. Marc Rotenberg, Electronic Privacy Information Center
  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, UCLA School of Law
  • Mr. Kent Walker, Senior Vice President & General Counsel of Liberate Technologies
  • Moderator: Prof. Howard Shelanski, Boalt Hall School of Law

11:00 a.m.
Debate: Is Technology Posing Any Truly New Legal Challenges, Or Is It Presenting Problems That are Simply Variations On Old Themes?

  • Hon. Frank Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Prof. David Friedman, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Moderator: Prof. John Yoo, Boalt Hall School of Law

2:00 p.m.
Panel: Proprietary Rights in Intellectual Property: Time-Tested Incentives or Overdone Protections?

  • Prof. Mark Lemley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • Hon. Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Prof. Lillian BeVier, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Mr. Jay Monahas, Associate General Counsel for ebay
  • Moderator: Hon. Vaughn Walker, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

4:00 p.m.
Panel: Should Our Increased Genetic Knowledge Change How We Treat Persons Under the Law?

  • Hon. Michael O’Neill, U.S. Sentencing Commission and George Mason School of Law
  • Prof. E. Donald Elliott, Yale University School of Law
  • Moderator: Prof. Eric Rakowski, Boalt Hall School of Law

7:00 p.m.

  • Hon. Kenneth Starr, Kirkland and Ellis
  • Introduction: Prof. Jesse Choper, Boalt Hall School of Law