The Institute for Technology Law & Policy at Georgetown Law is training the next generation of lawyers and lawmakers with deep expertise in technology law and policy.

The Institute provides a uniquely valuable forum in Washington, DC for policymakers, academics and technologists to discuss the most pressing issues and opportunities in technology law today.



Thursday October 17th, 6pm: Join Rep. Susan DelBene (D-Wash.), playwright Sharyn Rothstein, Georgetown Law Adjunct Professor Marc Rotenberg, Georgetown Professor Meg Jones and other experts for a conversation at the Arena Stage on "the right to be forgotten." The panel is being held in conjunction with the world-premiere play, Right to be Forgotten, which deals with themes surrounding free speech, privacy and the Internet. Register here.

Wednesday October 23rd, 7pm: Georgetown Night at the Arena Stage: The Right to Be Forgotten. Join Georgetown professor Meg Leta-Jones, author of Ctrl+Z: The Right to Be Forgotten, for a special show at the Arena Stage. Registration and information here. This event is for Georgetown faculty, fellows, adjuncts and students only.

Thursday October 24th, 4-6pm: Celebrate Professor Julie Cohen's new book, Between Truth & Power: The Legal Constructions of Informational Capitalism. Scholars Frank Pasquale and Siva Vaidhyanathan will join Professor Cohen to talk about her new book on platform governance and the ways in which law and technology are remaking each other. Register at

Thursday November 7th, 8.30am-5.30pm: The Color of Surveillance: Monitoring of Poor & Working People. The Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law's annual conference returns with a focus on workplace surveillance. The event fills up fast, so register here.

Friday November 15th, 9am-5pm: The 11th Annual Georgetown-Berkeley Conference on the Role of the Courts in Patent Law & Policy. Join federal judges, thought leaders from federal agencies, leading academics and practitioners to explore recent developments in patent law and policy. Register at

Tuesday November 19th, 12.15-1.30pm: Brand Politics: U.S. v. Tam and the Politics of Controversial Speech. Hear from Simon Tam, a musician and activist whose efforts to trademark his band's controversial name made it all the way to the Supreme Court. Mr. Tam will talk about the case and his memoir Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court with Professor Madhavi Sunder. Register at



At Georgetown Law, students gain a world-class education in technology law and policy from leaders in the field. Our faculty have worked at the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, the White House, in Congress, and on the Federal Circuit.

Georgetown Law’s Tech Law & Policy Scholars program formally recognizes students’ deep focus on technology law.

And the Georgetown Law Technology Review, affiliated with the Institute, provides a forum for students and scholars to further explore issues at the intersection of technology law and public policy.


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