Journal of Business & Technology Law

Upcoming Symposium


"Social Media & The Law"
Journal of Business & Technology Law Fall Symposium

Friday, April 5, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Ceremonial Moot Court Room, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 500 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law's Journal of Business & Technology Law is sponsoring a symposium titled, "Social Media and the Law: An Exploratory Look into the Legal Effects of Online Interconnectedness." The Symposium is also being sponsored in part by the Intellectual Property Law Program; the Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Association (EASL); the Maryland Intellectual Property Student Association (MIPSA); and the University of Maryland Association of Legislative Law (UMALL). The event will be open to the general public.

The panel discussions will be held in the Ceremonial Moot Court Room, and a keynote lunch will be provided in the Krongard Board Room. The symposium will have three segments: a morning panel, a keynote lunch, and an afternoon panel. Each panel will have an introduction speaker, who will also act as moderator for the remainder of the discussion. Each panelist will provide a 10-15 minute presentation, and there will be time reserved for question and answer.

Speakers will present on a range of topics, including: the constitutionality of student athlete social media policies; the relationship between social media interfaces and copyright law; and how social media laws are developing with respect to employment law, contracts, and privacy matters. Our speakers include private practitioners, policy activists, and professors of law and communications.We are proud to present our currently committed speakers:

  • Mr. Bradley Shear, Law Office of Bradley S. Shear, LLC
  • Mr. Frank LoMonte, Executive Director Student Press Law Center
  • Professor Phillip J. Closius, Professor of Law at University of Baltimore
  • Professor Patricia Aufderheide, Professor at American University School of Communication
  • Ms. Krista S. Coons, Associate Venable (New York City, NY)
  • Ms. Cynthia Blake Sanders, Associate Ober|Kaler (Baltimore, MD)
  • Mr. Eric Raphan, Partner Sheppard Mullin (New York City, NY)
  • Ms. Kirsten Koepsel
  • Mr. David Jacobs, Consumer Protection Counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center
  • Mr. James Campbell, Photographer (Washington, D.C.)
  • Mr. Matt Taylor, Assistant Director of Media Relations UMD Athletics
  • Mr. Gerald Ferguson, Partner Baker Hostetler (New York City, NY)

A video of the symposium is posted below in three parts.

Symposium Schedule

9:00 - 9:30 am Participant check-in, Law School Lobby
9:30 - 9:35 am Welcome from JBTL members, Ceremonial Moot Court Room
9:35 - 9:40 am Introductory Remarks, Dean Phoebe A. Haddon, Ceremonial Moot Court Room
9:40 - 11:00 am

Panel One: Student Athlete Social Media
Ceremonial Moot Court Room

  • Introduction/Moderation: Professor Robert Percival (Director, Environmental Law Program)
  • Panelists:
    • Mr. Bradley Shear, Law Office of Bradley S. Shear, LLC
    • Mr. Frank LoMonte, Executive Director Student Press Law Center
    • Professor Phillip J. Closius, Professor of Law at University of Baltimore
    • Mr. Matt Taylor, Assistant Director of Media Relations UMD Athletics
11:00 - 11:15 am Break, return to Ceremonial Moot Court Room
11:15 - 12:35 pm

Panel Two: Social Media and Copyright Law
Ceremonial Moot Court Room

  • Introduction/Moderation: Professor Robert Suggs
  • Panelists:
    • Professor Patricia Aufderheide, Professor at American University School of Communication [PDF]
    • Ms. Krista S. Coons, Associate Venable (New York City, NY) [PDF]
    • Ms. Cynthia Blake Sanders, Associate Ober|Kaler (Baltimore, MD) [PDF]
    • Mr. James Campbell, Photographer (Washington, D.C.) [PDF]
12:35 - 1:40 pm Lunch, Krongard Board Room
1:40 - 1:50 pm Break, return to Ceremonial Moot Court Room
1:50 - 3:10 pm

Panel Three: Employment Law, Contracts & Privacy
Ceremonial Moot Court Room

  • Introduction: Professor Patricia Campbell (Director, Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center)
  • Panelists:
    • Mr. Eric Raphan, Partner Sheppard Mullin (New York City, NY)
    • Ms. Kirsten Koepsel [PDF]
    • Mr. David Jacobs, Consumer Protection Counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center
    • Mr. Gerald Ferguson, Partner Baker Hostetler (New York City, NY) [PDF]
3:10 pm - 3:20 pm Closing Remarks, Ms. Julie Hopkins, Intellectual Property Law Program Manager, Ceremonial Moot Court Room

 

Past Symposia

Spring 2013: Social Media & The Law

Fall 2012: Business Arbitration: Redefining the Landscape of Efficient Business Practices

Spring 2012: Cybersecurity: Safeguarding Information in a Digital Age

Fall 2011: The Intersection of Sports and Business in Today's Legal Arena

Spring 2011: Confronting the Challenges of Counterfeiting in Practice and Policy.

Fall 2010: The Economic Impact of the Dodd-Frank Bill.

Spring 2010: The Future of Genetic Disease Diagnosis and Treatment: Do Patents Matter?


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