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    Marder Discusses Stevens Fellowship

    by  • June 3, 2014 • Multimedia • 0 Comments

    [Via Chicago-Kent YouTube channel]


    What is the Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowship program? In this video, Professor Nancy Marder explains its origins, Chicago-Kent’s involvement, and the work performed by the 2014 Fellows at Chicago-Kent.

    The Stevens Fellowship honors the life, work, and commitment of Justice Stevens by awarding two $5,000 grants to students performing summer public interest work to help cover their living expenses.

    Professor Marder, who is also the director of the Justice John Paul Stevens Jury Center, clerked for Justice Stevens from 1990-1992 and brought the program to the law school due to her experience with the former Associate Justice.

    For more about the 2014 Stevens Fellows, Jenna Holtz and Alexandra McNicholas, click here.

    Staudt on Legal Technology in the Public Interest

    by  • May 12, 2014 • Faculty Workshops/ Conferences, Multimedia, Scholarship • 0 Comments

    On May 2, 2014, CodeX – The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics hosted the second annual CodeX FutureLaw Conference, an event which focused on how technology is changing the landscape of the legal profession. The conference brought together “leading thinkers, entrepreneurs, investors and technologists that are experimenting and actively working to re-architect the future of the law” and addressed a variety of topics, including “technology’s impact on legal data ecosystems, … the health of virtual legal marketplaces, and emerging legal technologies within the realm of public interest law.”

    Along with Stephanie Kimbro (Center for Law Practice Technology and Curo Legal) and Phil Malone (Stanford), Chicago-Kent’s own Ronald Staudt took part in a panel discussion entitled “Legal Technology in the Public Interest.” The conference website outlined the panel with this:

    Lawyers and companies alike tend to focus on the commercial aspects of legal technology. However, legal technology also holds the potential to improve access to justice and reinvent some of the classic problems that have dogged public interest legal services. This panel examines the latest, and raises case studies that explore the use of these technologies to produce broader societal good.

    Prof. Staudt talked about his work with the Center for Access to Justice & Technology (CAJT)—a law school center using Internet resources to improve access to justice with special emphasis on building Web tools to support legal services advocates, pro bono volunteers and pro se litigants.

    A video of this panel is now available here.

    Schmidt on Town of Greece v. Galloway

    by  • May 6, 2014 • Faculty Commentary, Multimedia • 0 Comments

    [Reposted from ISCOTUSnow]


    Town of Greece v. Galloway

    On May 5, 2014, the Supreme Court decided Town of Greece v. Galloway. The decision held that under the Establishment Clause, public prayer before a town council meeting was constitutional. Professor Christopher Schmidt explains the decision and its facets.

    For more on this case, please visit the Oyez Project/ISCOTUS Deep Dive.

    Find the video on YouTube here.

    Schwartz on Nautilus and Limelight

    by  • May 1, 2014 • Faculty Commentary, Multimedia • 0 Comments

    [Reposted from ISCOTUSnow]


    Cases: Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc.Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc.

    On April 28, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., and two days later, the Court heard argument in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc. These two patent cases have important implications for intellectual property law. Professor David Schwartz explains the issues and background of both cases.

    Find the video on YouTube here.

    Spring 2014 Issue of Faculty Perspectives

    by  • March 24, 2014 • Multimedia, Scholarship • 0 Comments

    Faculty Perspectives is a new publication that is produced regularly to highlight recent faculty scholarship at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Issues feature four excerpts from recent or forthcoming faculty articles and, in the fall semester, a special page dedicated to recently published books. The online publication is presented in an attractive, easy-to-navigate format.

    We are pleased to announce that the Spring 2014 issue of Faculty Perspectives is now available. In this issue, we feature Stephanie Stern, whose article on social capital theory and property law was published in the Virginia Law Review; Nancy Marder, whose article on jurors and social media is forthcoming in the SMU Law Review; Ronald Staudt, whose article (co-authored with Andrew P. Medeiros) on technology clinics and law school curricula was published in the Chicago-Kent Law Review; and Martin Malin, whose article on collective representation in the U.S. public sector was published in the Osgoode Hall Law Journal.

    View the Spring 2014 issue of Faculty Perspectives below or click here to view it on issuu.com’s standalone reader.

    Lee on “Hearsay Culture” Radio Show

    by  • February 11, 2014 • Multimedia, Scholarship • 0 Comments

    Professor Ed Lee recently appeared on the Hearsay Culture radio show and podcast to discuss his new book, The Fight for the Future: How People Defeated Hollywood and Saved the Internet — For Now. The show, which airs regularly on Stanford University’s KZSU-FM, is hosted by Dave Levine, an Assistant Professor of Law at Elon University School of Law and a Non-Residential Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society (CIS) at Stanford Law School. It focuses primarily on intellectual property, communication, technology, and cyberlaw issues.

    In the interview, Lee and Levine unpack the many events and people responsible for the downfall of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and other controversial copyright bills like it. Listen here.

    Lee’s book is now available in both Kindle and paperback editions.