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The Tech Institute is hiring a new Executive Director!

We are hiring! Our search for the next Executive Director of Georgetown Law's Institute for Technology Law & Policy has formally opened. We're looking for the right person to lead our work on tech law and policy in the city where the laws are made, a few blocks from Congress and the Supreme Court, at a storied institution dedicated to placing and protecting human values at the center of tech law and policy. The Executive Director will collaborate with more than a dozen faculty, dozens of students, and hundreds of alums, all focused on research, teaching, and convening around urgent issues facing society, including platform governance, technology and access to justice, privacy and surveillance, intellectual property, and more.

If you're interested, apply for the Executive Director position here.

Renowned Scholar of Internet Governance, Laura DeNardis, Joins Georgetown Tech & Society

Laura DeNardis, Ph.D., a globally-recognized technology and society scholar, is joining Georgetown University’s faculty as the inaugural endowed Chair in Technology, Ethics, and Society in Georgetown’s College of Arts and Sciences. 

DeNardis will hold several appointments at Georgetown, including as a Professor in the Communication, Culture and Technology Program housed within the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, which explores the relationship between changing technology and changing cultures. She will also work as a Research Professor in the Center for Digital Ethics and will become a member of the Georgetown Initiative on Technology & Society steering committee. 

Read more of her appointment and accomplisments here.

Georgetown Civil Justice Data Commons Releases Report on Civil Court Data.

The Georgetown Civil Justice Data Commons recently published "Civil Court Data at the Local Level: Interviews and Insights from Four Locations." The report was funded by the National Science Foundation and focused on civil justice data needs in four localities—Wisconsin, Washington DC, Oklahoma, and Cleveland, Ohio. As part of the report, court representatives, legal services providers, and policy non-profits in each locality were interviewed about their interests in sharing data with researchers to develop insights about the civil justice system. The report found that stakeholders were enthusiastic about collecting and sharing data for purposes of producing knowledge about civil justice but faced impediments. These included: lack of resources to capture, manage, and share data; lack of regulatory or professional guidance on sharing data; incompatible data collection practices; and rules that prohibited data sharing.
The Civil Justice Data Commons is a joint project between the Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University’s Massive Data Institute at the McCourt School of Public Policy that aims to create a secure, robust repository for civil legal data gathered from courts, legal services providers, and other civil law institutions. This repository enables stakeholders, researchers, and the public to better understand the civil legal system in the United States.

The Civil Justice Data Commons is led by Dr. Amy O’Hara of the Massive Data Institute and Professor Tanina Rostain of the Georgetown University Law Center.
Learn more about the Civil Justice Data Commons on our website.

Tech Institute launches First Stage of “Reimagining 21st Century Justice”: Charleston Social Services Navigators Demonstration Project.

Under the leadership of Professor Tanina Rostain, the Tech Institute has launched the “Reimagining 21st Century Justice” initiative. This first stage of the initiative is a demonstration project, funded by the Ford Foundation, to train social services providers in Charleston, South Carolina to provide “legal first aid” to their clients. Working with local legal services providers, Professor Rostain is expanding on the approach pioneered by Legal Link, a Bay Area organization that trains and supports frontline social services providers to spot legal problems and assist their clients in finding legal resources and help. Rostain and her partners in South Carolina and at Legal Link are developing a “train-the-trainer” model that can be adapted to different jurisdictions and scale. As part of the project, the participants will jointly develop tech tools to help with issue identification and data collection.   

Faculty and Fellows Update

Amanda Levendowski:
Professor Amanda Levendowski, a Faculty Advisor for the Tech Institute, recently moderated a webinar panel with AALS Internet and Computer Law Section titled "Digital Security After Dobbs" on July 26th.

She also recently published a law review article titled "Resisting Face Surveillance with Copyright Law" in the North Carolina Law Review. You can read the article here. 
Travis Moore:
TechCongress Founder and Non-Resident Fellow Travis Moore would like to highlight TechCongress's 2023 Fellowships, which is currently accepting applicationsTechCongress is recruiting technologists for our 2023 Fellowship Program! Applications close on August 10th, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET- apply or nominate someone today!
Professor Paul Ohm, a Faculty Director for the Tech Institute, recently published an article alongside Matthew Tokson in Lawfare titled "Carpenter Should Replace Katz in Fourth Amendment Law".
You can read the article here. 
Neel Sukhatme:
Professor Neel Sukhatme, an Faculty Advisor member for the Tech Institute, recently cowrote an article for the ASCO Post titled "Medical Costs and Clinical Value: Playing the Long Game".
You can read the article here. 

Fellowship and Job Opportunities

National Security Center Associate:
The Georgetown National Security Center is looking for a Center Associate. This is an early career position for someone with an interest in national security and tech. The application deadline is August 5th. 
To see more information about the position and apply, click here. 

National Security Center Senior Associate:
The Georgetown National Security Center is also looking for a Senior Associate. This is a mid-career position for someone with a background and experience in international human rights / humanitarian law.
To see more information about the position and apply, click here. 

TechCongress 2023 Fellowships:
TechCongress is recruiting technologists for our 2023 Fellowship Program! Applications close on August 10th, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET- apply or nominate someone today!
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