FRIDAY, November 4, 2016 — Building on its growing expertise in the field, Georgetown Law today announced the launch of the Georgetown Institute for Technology Law and Policy. The Institute will be led by Alexandra Reeve Givens, who most recently served as chief counsel for IP and Antitrust on the Senate Judiciary Committee, working for senior Democrat Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt)(L’64).
"As technology transforms the law, the economy, government, and every aspect of daily life, Georgetown Law is uniquely positioned to advance the conversation on technology law and public policy,” said Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor. “Leveraging our presence in Washington, D.C., and the deep expertise of our full-time and adjunct faculty, the Institute will provide an important forum for the thought leaders and lawmakers shaping technology policy today.”
The Institute will convene conferences and workshops on new and emerging technology issues and create opportunities for law students to gain deep exposure in the field. The Institute will soon begin a Technology Law & Policy Scholars program for students to gain immersive experience in technology policy. The Institute will also launch the Georgetown Technology Review this fall.
“Now is an essential time for nuanced, thoughtful conversation about how policymakers should respond to the opportunities and challenges created by new technologies,” said Givens. “I am thrilled to help lead this effort at Georgetown Law.”
The Institute is the latest of a number of recent Georgetown Law initiatives focused on the impact of technology. . .