NOVEMBER 15, 2016 - Tech Institute Featured in the Hoya


Law Center Launches New Institute

The Hoya, November 15, 2016

Georgetown University Law Center announced the Nov. 4 launch of the Institute for Technology Law and Policy, a new initiative geared toward examining emerging issues in technology ranging from cybersecurity to intellectual property.

The institute aims to convene conferences and workshops on technology issues as well as assemble a team of technology law and policy scholars seeking an immersive experience in the field. Later this fall, the institute will also launch the Georgetown Technology Review, a new student-led journal that aims to provide legal analysis and news in the world of technology policy.

Executive Director of the Institute for Technology Policy Alexandra Reeve Givens most recently served as chief counsel for IP and antitrust on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary while working for Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) (GRD ’64).

GULC Dean William Treanor said the institute was created to consolidate the existing programs that delve into technology policy.

“In each way technology is transforming the practice of law and the law school has a number of faculty members and a number of centers that are focused on part of that issue,” Treanor said. “But we wanted to create an umbrella organization that would bring everyone together and look at issues in the broadest context.”

Treanor added that the legal field had evolved greatly as a result of technological advances over the past few decades.

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