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Richard J. Childress Memorial Lecture: 'Tradeoffs: Technology, Privacy, and the Law'

Friday, 02 October, 2020

Virtual Symposium: Zoom link will be emailed to registrants
4.5 MO CLE credits available

Save the date for the Richard J. Childress Memorial Lecture, to take place from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Oct. 2. The Childress Lecture is hosted by the Saint Louis University Law Journal and is open to all.

Individuals contemplate privacy issues.

The use of technology always involves tradeoffs: we sacrifice some of our privacy or liberty to gain convenience or security. Some people are happy to make these tradeoffs, some balk at them, and others yield to them as inevitable. Whatever our attitude, we should be aware of these tradeoffs as well as the law’s ability - or inability - to mitigate the most dangerous aspects of technology.
This year’s Childress Symposium focuses on several modern dilemmas at the intersection of technology, privacy, and the law.

Panels will include “The Fourth Amendment, Privacy, and Technology,” “The Promise and Perils of Using Technology in Fighting Against COVID-19,” and “Lawyering in an Interconnected World.” Orin Kerr, professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, will give the keynote lecture.

RSVP here.



9-10 a.m. CDT: Keynote Address: Email Preservation and the Fourth Amendment

Orin Kerr - Professor of Law at University of California, Berkeley Law School

10:05-11 a.m. CDT: Panel on the Fourth Amendment, Privacy, and Technology

Sarah Brayne, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin
Bennett Capers,
Professor of Law and Director of Center on Race, Law & Justice at Fordham University, School of Law
Raff Donelson, Assistant Professor of Law at Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
Margaret Hu, Professor of Law and International Affairs at Penn State Law

11:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m. CDT: Panel on Covid19

Carmel Shachar, Executive Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
Stacey Tovino, Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law
Nicol Turner Lee, Director of the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings Institution, Governance Studies

12:20-1:15 p.m. CDT: Panel on Lawyering

Ted Claypoole, Partner at Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, leads IP Transactions and FinTech Teams and co-chairs the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Team
Margot Kaminski
, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School
Neil Richards, Koch Distinguished Professor in Law at Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law


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