In the News November 2013

Posted: Wed, 11/06/2013 - 09:35

Dean John L. Carroll
Judge John L. Carroll was a featured speaker in Nashville, Tenn., at “RELEVENT—the un-conference” sponsored by Cicayda, an E-discovery software company. Judge Carroll’s topics covered “Changes in Law Schools,“Changes in Law Firm
Culture” and “The Future Role of the Judiciary in E-discovery.”

On Wed., October 23, Judge Carroll was one of the featured presenters at a Continuing Legal Education Program for lawyers in the Alabama Attorney General’s offices. He spoke on “The Ethical Minefields in E-discovery”.

Judge Carroll went to Chicago for a meeting of the Uniform Law Commission. He is a member of the committee which will be considering amendments to the Uniform Athlete’s Agent Act. Many of the country’s best known college football coaches are observers to this drafting committee.

Professor Bob Greene
On Sept. 16, Professor Bob Greene spoke to the Economics of Environmental Toxicology class at the University of Montevallo. Prof. Greene presented an overview of environmental law with particular emphasis on the development of environmental regulations.



Professor Wendy Greene
“Your hair has nothing to do with your ability to perform a job well. This speaks to formal and informal grooming codes in the workplace. They end up having a real effect on one’s ability to maintain or obtain employment. Unfortunately there’s been very little protection under anti-discrimination laws as it relates to these kinds of codes and implementation of them,” said Prof. Wendy Greene in the Indianapolis Recorder newspaper article, “We are not our hair.”

Professor Green has been selected as one of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine’s 2014 Emerging Scholars. From nationwide submissions, the magazine elects 12 “rising academic stars who have emerged as leaders in their respective disciplines.” Prof. Greene and the other academicians selected will be featured in an issue of the magazine at the start of next year.

Professor Woodrow Hartzog
“The court makes a number of intuitive holdings, which might seem simple, but the complicated language and structure of the Wiretap Act can make common-sense decisions difficult. I think most people would not consider payload data from Wi-Fi networks to be ‘publicly accessible,’ and this decision supports that sentiment,” said Prof. Woodrow Hartzog in the Los Angeles Times article, “Google can face wiretap claims in Street View suits, court says.”

On Tues., Sept. 17, Professor Hartzog presented his paper, “The FTC and the New Common Law of Privacy,” which was coauthored with Daniel Solove, to a group of students and faculty members at the Michigan State University College of Law as part of their IP, Information, and Communications Law Program Speaker Seminar series.

“While it’s true that it would be exceptionally difficult if not impossible in many instances to remove every occurrence of problematic content from the Internet, I wouldn’t be so
quick to say this limitation means that the law is doomed to failure,” said Professor Hartzog in the ars technica article “Soon, California kids will have the right to delete things they said online.”

Professor Hartzog’s recent article, coauthored with Evan Selinger, “What’s The
Right Balance For Protecting Privacy And Promoting Accountability On The
appeared on The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law
School and was cross posted at Forbes. The article talks about the teenagers
who broke into former NFL player Brian Holloway’s vacation home and posted images on social media.

Professor Hartzog was recently interviewed by a journalist from Al Jazeera on drones and privacy. The Q&A interview is accessible online. This interview occurred as part of his participation in the Drones and Aerial Robotics Conference (DARC) at New York University in early October. At the conference, Prof. Hartzog was on a panel
dedicated to “Drones and the Future of Public Space.”

On Oct. 14, Professor Hartzog gave a presentation, “The Right to Forget” at the 9th Conference on Privacy and Public Access to Court Records at the College of William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Va.

“That action doesn’t necessarily mean ‘I approve this product,” said Professor Hartzog in the LA Times article, “Like it? Social ads turn users into unwitting endorsers.”

“It’s certainly striking to hear the companies’ use of fiery rhetoric to criticize mass collection of bulk data since they themselves are engaging in mass collection of bulk data,” said Prof. Hartzog. “The N.S.A. targeting has done nothing to dampen the appetite of private entities for information.” His quotes appeared in the New York Times article “The Information-Gathering Paradox.”

Prof. Hartzog and Evan Selinger coauthored the Bloomberg op-ed, “Why Is Facebook Putting Teens at Risk?”

Professor David Smolin
“The same story happens again in country after country," said Professor Smolin in the CNN article, “International adoption: Saving orphans or child trafficking?”