Agenda | BTLJ-BCLT Symposium: Technology Law as a Vehicle for Anti-Racism

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Presiding Officer: Allan E. Holder, J.D. Candidate, Berkeley Law ’21
9:00 AM

On Algorithmic Bias and Its Consequences for People of Color

Sonia Katyal; Distinguished Haas Professor; Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology; University of California, Berkeley School of Law (moderator)

Safiya Noble, Associate Professor, UCLA Law; Research Associate, Oxford Internet Institute

Muhammad Ali, PhD Student, Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Northeastern University

Rebecca Wexler, Assistant Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law

Harlan Yu, Executive Director, Upturn

10:15 AM On Net Neutrality, Communications Policy, and Their Impact on Minority Populations

Tejas Narechania, Faculty Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, and Robert and Nanci Corson Assistant Professor of Law (moderator)

Catherine Sandoval, Associate Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law

Olivier Sylvain, Professor of Law and Dean’s Distinguished Scholar, Fordham University School of Law

Ari Q. Fitzgerald; Partner, Communications, Internet, and Media; Hogan Lovells LLP 

Ernesto Falcon, Senior Legislative Counsel, Electronic Frontier Foundation

11:30 AM  BREAK  
11:45 AM Student Careers Panel – Crafting an Anti-Racist Tech Law Career in Big Law, Public Interest, Private Industry, or the Judiciary

Grayce Zelphin (moderator), Director of Judicial Clerkships, UC Berkeley School of Law

Rosevelie Marquez Morales, Diversity & Inclusion Director – Americas, Hogan Lovells LLP

David Pilson, Senior Director for Global Compensation, Benefits, & Securities Governance, eBay

Ernesto Falcon, Senior Legislative Counsel, Electronic Frontier Foundation

1:00 PM KEYNOTE  Commissioner Mignon Clyburn; Former Commissioner and Acting Chair, FCC; Member of the Board of Directors, Lionsgate
1:45 PM BREAK  

 

2:00 PM

 

On Online Speech, Online Harassment, and Section 230

Gautam Hans, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School (moderator)

Anupam Chander, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

Sarah Jeong, Op-ed Columnist, The New York Times

Dr. Jasmine McNealy, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida; Associate Director, Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project

Friday, November 13, 2020

Presiding Officer: Allan E. Holder, J.D. Candidate, Berkeley Law ’21
9:00 AM Expanding Access to the Intellectual Property Ecosystem

Margo A. Bagley, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law

Wayne Stacy, Director, Silicon Valley USPTO

Jeremiah Chan, Associate General Counsel, Head of Patents, Facebook

Holly Fechner, Executive Director, Invent Together; Partner, Covington & Burling

Dr. Christal Sheppard, Adjunct Professor, University of Nebraska College of Law; Former Director of the USPTO Midwest Regional Office

10:15 AM

 

On the Criminal Justice System: Evidence, Expert Testimony, and Race

 

Rashida Richardson, Visiting Scholar, Rutgers Law School; Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund (moderator)

Maurice Dyson, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School

Brandon Garrett, L. Neil Williams, Jr., Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

Hanni Fakhoury, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Office of the Federal Public Defender

Ángel Diaz; Counsel, Liberty & National Security Program; Brennan Center for Justice

11:30 AM  BREAK  
11:45 AM Remarks by the Dean of Berkeley Law Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of UC Berkeley School of Law


12:00 PM

KEYNOTE

 

Congressman Ro Khanna, Representative for California’s 17th District, United States House of Representatives

 

12:45 PM BREAK  
1:00 PM

 

On the Potential Conception of Privacy as a Civil Right

 

Tiffany Li, Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor, Boston University School of Law (moderator)

Alvaro Bedoya; Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown Law; Founding Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology 

Jim Dempsey, Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology; University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Pedro Pavón, Director/Senior Corporate Counsel, Salesforce

2:15 PM

 

On Surveillance, Law Enforcement, and Race

 

 

Catherine Crump, Clinical Professor of Law Director, Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic, and Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (moderator)

Elizabeth Joh, Professor of Law, University of California, Davis

Bennett Capers, Professor of Law and Director of Center on Race, Law & Justice, Fordham University School of Law

Kami Chavis, Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Justice Program, Wake Forest University School of Law

Jerome Greco, Director of the Digital Forensic Unit, Legal Aid Society of New York

 


CLE credit will be offered for this event

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