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Welcome Back to Our Students!

Welcome back to all of our students, including our JD Tech Law Scholars, Technology Law & Policy LL.M. students, and our Master of Law and Technology students, and an especially warm welcome our new incoming classes!

We will have some amazing events this semester, so please make sure to follow along in this newsletter, check our website, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. 

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 is ongoing. 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.

The Tech Institute is hiring a Senior Institute Associate!

Professors Paul Ohm and Julie Cohen of the Georgetown University Law Center and Professor Meg Jones in the Georgetown Communications, Culture, and Technology Department have launched a multi-year research project entitled “Redesigning the Governance Stack: New Institutional Approaches to Information Economy Harms” housed in the Institute for Technology Law and Policy at Georgetown Law. We seek applications for a Senior Institute Associate to help us lead this new project – and strongly encourage application from individuals hoping to move from a career in technology law and policy practice to a more research-oriented career.

The new project aims to reinvent the institutions and tools used to govern technology and technology companies in ways that prioritize public accountability and effective public oversight. It will seek to restore and recenter the rule of law within a new institutional framework designed around the needs and failure modes of an informational economy. This is a “full stack” effort, encompassing the sorts of implementation details that shorter term projects might propose but also extending down to rethink fundamental principles of regulatory organization and operation.

The Senior Institute Associate is a key point person for this project, working with the three project Principal Investigators to develop multiple research streams, assisting them on some of these research streams, and leading others, according to the SIA’s interests and prior experience

If you're interested, apply for the Senior Institute Associate position here. 

Upcoming Events

September 21st
Tech at Georgetown Law Mixer

We are hosting for students the "Tech at Georgetown Law Mixer" on September 21st, 2021 from 4:30-5:30pm on campus! Come learn about and participate in the student tech community, showcasing various tech opportunities at the law school, from clinics, GLTR, Tech & Society Initiative, and the Center for Privacy and Technology to student-run groups!

September 28th
Technology and Law Career Fair

We are hosting for students the "Technology and Law Career Fair" on September 28th. We will have alumni and related companies for networking with our students. More information will be provided soon!
October 3rd
A Conversation with Linnet Taylor on Just Data Governance

Join us for a conversation with Linnet Taylor, professor at Tilburg University, 
Siddharth Peter De Souza, post-doctoral researcher at Tilburg University, and our moderator, Georgetown Law Professor Julie Cohen. Linnet Taylor and Siddharth Peter de Souza recently published "Governing data and artificial intelligence for all: Models for sustainable and just data governance" for the European Parliament. They will be discussing this publication with a particular focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and how the European Union's data governance framework can align with a data justice perspective. The analysis offers an assessment of the EU data governance strategy overall as well as an explanation of what this means for specific legislation, such as the AI act, the Data Governance act and the Data act.

Faculty and Fellows Update

John Thomas:
Professor John Thomas, a Faculty Advisor for the Tech Institute, recently presented his paper “Noticing Patents” at the 2022 Intellectual Property Scholars Conference at Stanford. He will also present another paper, “Hatch-Waxman’s Renegades”, to the GULC faculty in September and will speak at Waseda University in Tokyo at the Waseda Global Patent Conference in October.

He drafted and graded the certification examination for the the first cohort of National Board of Trial Advocacy-certified patent litigators and completed my annual update of my treatise “Pharmaceutical Patent Law.”

Finally, along with Fr Christian Wagner, SJ, he will teach a new patent law class during the spring semester designed for undergraduates at the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Fellowship and Job Opportunities

Fall  2023 William J. Brennan Fellowship, Speech, Privacy & Technology Project:
The ACLU seeks applicants for a full-time two-year Fellowship position in the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project of the ACLU’s National office in New York, NY. 

The Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project is dedicated to protecting and expanding the First Amendment freedoms of expression, association, and inquiry; expanding the right to privacy and increasing the control that individuals have over their personal information; and ensuring that civil liberties are enhanced rather than compromised by new advances in science and technology. The project is currently litigating cases and conducting other advocacy efforts on a variety of issues, including political protest, freedom of expression online, privacy of electronic information, journalists’ rights, scientific and academic freedom, openness in the courts, privacy rights at the border, and the impact of big data and algorithmic decision-making. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by October 1, 2022.  

For more information and to apply for the William J. Brennan Fellowship click here.
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