Category Archives: May

Special Symposium 2011 The Laws of Technology and the Technology of Law

Date(s) of Conference:

May 3, 2011

Location:

Griffith Law School
Griffith University Gold Coast Campus

Description:

Lawyers and legal institutions regularly face technological change. The public record of the Twentieth and this century is populated by numerous crisis events that surround emerging technology where law was called forth to channel, to regulate, or prohibit certain technologies and technological mediated activities. This rich history coupled with the ever present concern of technological change would suggest that there is a detailed scholarly reflection on the relationship between law and technology. However, this is not necessarily the case. Most scholarship on law and technology is reactive to concerns surrounding a specific technology or technological mediated activity. This orthodox scholarship remains within a reasonably narrow frame of reference concerned with securing a desirable future through law as an instrument of public policy. In this the lawyer-scholar’s task is primarily descriptive; it involves the identification of the ‘issues’, ‘uncertainties’ and the ‘gaps’ to be addressed by policy-makers and legislators. This symposium aims to challenge this orthodoxy at three key points.

The first challenge can be through a taking seriously of the engagement with technology. Instead of issue specific piecemeal engagements that look narrowly to the future, it is hoped through archival, historical and cultural sources to gleam a more sophisticated account of the social, political, economic and cultural factors that gave form to concrete law and technology moments.

The second challenge can be through a taking seriously of the law’s engagement with technology. Law faces profound technological change. However, instead of falling back on the narrow nomology of the orthodox scholarship, what is hoped for is a diverse array of methods and resources – social scientific, cultural and literary studies for example – to expose, critique and understand the current political-legal engagements with technological change.

The third challenge can be through a taking seriously of the engagement with technology. The predominant theory of law in the orthodox scholarship is instrumental and sovereign. At a fundamental level law is conceived as a process, a machine that can be deployed. And significantly it is a process that can claim sovereignty over the future. Ironically the law called forth by technology can be characterised as technological. Through jurisprudential, philosophic, semiotic, psychoanalytic and other theoretically informed discourses it is hoped to question and think these deep connections between law and technology.

Call for Papers:

Proposals, including a title and 300-word abstract are due 28 January 2011.  Send proposals to glr@griffith.edu.au.

Contact Information:

glr@griffith.edu.au  

http://www.griffith.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/218053/Call-for-Papers-Laws-of-Technology-and-the-Technology-of-Law.pdf

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4th Annual Arbitration and National Courts: Conflict and Cooperation

Date(s) of Conference:

May 13–14, 2010

Location:

Four Seasons Hotel
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010

Description:

This program blends cutting-edge analysis, including comprehensive and detailed papers, with practical perspectives from practitioners and general counsel from major energy companies on the role of arbitrators and the courts.

The 2010 program features an internationally-renowned faculty including keynote speakers Lord Leonard H. Hoffmann of Chadwick, Retired Law Lord, Brick Court Chambers, London, U.K, and Mariano Gomezperalta Casali, General Counsel for Trade Negotiations, Ministry of the Economy, Mexico City, Mexico.

Select papers and conference proceedings will be published in The American Review of International Arbitration, a quarterly law review by the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law at Columbia University.

Contact Information:

The University of Texas School of Law
Continuing Legal Education
PO Box 7759
Austin, Texas 78713-7759
512.475.6700

http://www.utcle.org/conference_overview.php?conferenceid=904

ABA International – Israel Bar Association Joint Conference and Meeting

Date(s) of Conference:

May 30 – June 2, 2010

Location:

Eilat, Israel

Description:

Held in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the Israel Bar Association, this Conference will bring together members of the global legal community for more than three full days of informative and substantive programs in Eilat, Israel presented by world-class experts.

Business-related topics presented in English will include:

  • Issues Arising in the Resolution of US-Israeli Business Disputes
  • Extraterritorial application of employment law
  • Israel-US high tech business issues: corporate/IP -licensing/export controls
  • US-Israel transnational investment; with a focus on cross-border real estate transactions
  • Private wealth/tax planning: Israel/US/Europe
  • Oil and gas development in Israel

In addition, simultaneous translation will be provided for the opening and other plenary and special sessions featuring top government officials (Minister level), current and former Supreme Court Justices, Israel’s leading lawyers, top-level media figures and more speaking about issues and events of critical and current importance to Israel. This includes: President of the Supreme Court, Justice Dorit Beinish, Minister of Justice, Prof. Yaakov Neeman, Government’s Legal Advisor, Mr.Yehuda Weinstein and others.

Contact Information:

American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654-7598

Ms. Dikla Elkabets, Adv.
International Relations Director
Israel Bar Association
Tel. 972-3-695-3230
Fax. 972-2-560-8219
Cell. 972-50-2070986
E-mail: dikla.e@israelbar.org.il

http://new.abanet.org/calendar/israelbarprogramming/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.israelbar.org.il/english.asp?catid=3349

ABA’s 2010 New Deans’ Seminar

Date(s) of Conference:

May 30-June 1, 2010

Location:

Grand Teton Lodge Company
Grand Teton National Park
P.O. Box 250
Moran, WY, 83013

Description:

This invitation is open to Deans and Interim Deans at ABA-approved law school who will begin their deanships in the 2010-11 academic year or those who became deans during 2009-10.


Contact Information:

American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, Suite 1900
Chicago, Illinois 60654-7598

ABA 4th Annual National Institute on E-Discovery

Date(s) of Conference:

May 27, 2010

Location:

Crowell & Moring LLP
1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004-2543

Description:

  • Some of the most significant changes in the history of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure relating to e-discovery may be on the horizon following the historic 2010 Conference being held at Duke Law School just two weeks before the National Institute. Our first panel will reprise the potential changes in e-discovery rules and the dramatic impact they may have.
  • U.S. District Court Judge Scheindlin has shaken up the litigation world again with her decision in Pension Committee and will participate interactive discussion of what may become the next most-cited e-discovery opinion since Zubulake.
  • You may conduct great e-discovery but it won’t do you any good if you can’t get e-documents into evidence. Learn how from U.S. District Court Judge Grimm, the author of the leading opinion on the subject.
  • “Marginal utility” is one of the most famous phrases in e-discovery. U.S. District Court Judge Facciola, who coined the phrase, will reflect on the role “proportionality” can play in controlling e-discovery costs, among other key subjects.
  • Everyone wants to bring down search costs. Our panel, led by the Director of Litigation for the National Archives—who has the greatest incentive of anyone to control e-discovery costs—will bring you up to date on the most important tools available.
  • Enjoy an interactive tour through the ethics of Web 2.0 that will certainly make you change the way you use—or at least, think carefully on how to embrace—social networking sites, videosharing sites, cloud computing, and internet advertising.

Contact Information:

American Bar Association
Center for Continuing Legal Education
321 N. Clark Street, Suite 1900
Chicago, Illinois 60654-7598

http://new.abanet.org/calendar/CEN0EDV-4th-Annual-National-Institute-on-E-Discovery/Pages/default.aspx

2010 Civil Litigation Conference

Date(s) of Conference:

May 10-11, 2010

Location:

Room 3041
Duke University School of Law
Durham, NC

Description:

Access, fairness, cost, and delay in civil litigation in federal court will be the focus of a Conference, May 10-11, 2010, sponsored by the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. The 2010 Civil Litigation Conference at the Duke University School of Law will present new data from several empirical studies on current litigation practice and proposals for improving civil litigation in the federal trial courts. In particular, data on actual litigation costs incurred by law firms and major corporations will be available for careful analysis.

Contact Information:

http://www.uscourts.gov/Press_Releases/2010/CivilLitigationConference.cfm

2010 Southeast Business Tax Forum: Taxation of Business Transactions

Date(s) of Conference:

May 27, 2010

Location:

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
75 Fourteenth Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

Description:

During this two-day seminar, faculty will discuss tax planning ideas and updates for both public and private businesses, with an emphasis on the complex tax issue that many companies will face as a result of the troubled economy. The faculty consists of some of the most knowledgeable and experienced speakers from corporations, law firms, public accounting firms, financial institutions and government agencies.

Contact Information:

Abby Sullivan
asullivan@sbtfi.org
404.222.3517

http://www.sbtfi.org/details.html