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UMD Symposium on Social Media and the Law–Apr 5th

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On Friday, April 5, 2013, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm 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 event is free, open to the general public,  and lunch will be provided to those who RSVP.  Go here for more information.

h/tip to Shear on Social Media and the Law

Tentative Symposium Schedule

(This schedule reflects speakers confirmed as of March  27, 2013)

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
    • Ms. Krista S. Coons, Associate Venable (New York City, NY)
    • Ms. Cynthia Blake Sanders, Associate Ober|Kaler (Baltimore, MD)
    • Mr. James Campbell, Photographer (Washington, D.C.)
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
    • Mr. David Jacobs, Consumer Protection Counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center
    • Mr. Gerald Ferguson, Partner Baker Hostetler (New York City, NY)
3:10 pm – 3:20 pm Closing Remarks, Ms. Julie Hopkins, Intellectual Property Law Program Manager, Ceremonial  Moot Court Room
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