Thursday, May 30

Technoscientific Legalities

Thu, 5/30: 8:00 AM  - 9:45 AM, Hyatt Capitol B 

Chair/Discussant: Sally Engle Merry, New York University

CRISPR Gene Editing: A Case Study in Emerging Self-Governance

John Conley, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill  

Gun Politics in Blue: Firearms, Police and the National Rifle Association

Jennifer Carlson, University of Arizona

Internet Governance and the Ideology of Openness: Lessons from Brazil

Jeffrey Omari, Gonzaga University School of Law

Is the Legalization of Marijuana Like the Pasteurization of France?

William Garriott, Drake University

Performing Analysis in Sexual Assault Adjudication

Sameena Mulla, Marquette University, Heather Hlavka, Marquette University

Taming of the Abused: Docile Images, Threatening Victims and Virtual Evidence of Domestic Assault

Dawn Moore, Carleton University

Privacy, Data Protection, Security and Surveillance – Tensions and Issues of Accountability in a Transatlantic Perspective

Thu, 5/30: 10:00 AM  - 11:45 AM,  Hyatt Capitol B

Chair: Hartmut Aden, Berlin School of Economics and Law (FÖPS Berlin)

Discussant: Francesca Bignami, GWU Law School

Foreigners in U.S. Surveillance Law

Francesca Bignami, GWU Law School

Interoperability Between Policing and Migration Databases – Another Step Towards Mass Surveillance?

Hartmut Aden, Berlin School of Economics and Law (FÖPS Berlin)

Sentenced to Surveillance

Kate Weisburd, GW Law

The Panoptic Administrative State in Europe

Deirdre Curtin, European University Institute

Data, Human Dignity, Surveillance and Social Control in the Algorithmic Society: Law, Technology, Rights and Market

Thu, 5/30: 12:45 PM  - 2:30 PM,  Hyatt Capitol B 

Chair: Amnon Reichman, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa

Discussant: John Morison, Queen’s University Belfast

Impoverished Algorithms: Misguided Governments, Flawed Technologies, and Social Control

Sarah Valentine, City University of New York School of Law  

On Dignity and Robots

John Morison, Queen’s University Belfast, Kathryn McNeilly, Queen’s University Belfast  

Privacy, Dignity and (Virtual) Social Control: Reconfiguring Due Process in the Algorithmic Era

Amnon Reichman, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa  

Regulating Algorithms and Robots for Responsibility?

Lyria Bennett Moses, UNSW Sydney  

Unlawful Distinctions? Canadian Human Rights Law and Algorithmic Bias

Jane Bailey, University of Ottawa, Jacquelyn Burkell, University of Western Ontario

Regulation of Data & Data Companies

Thu, 5/30: 2:45 PM  - 4:30 PM, Hyatt Capitol B 

Chair/Discussant: Mira Burri, University of Lucerne  

Data Flows Versus Data Protection: Understanding the Implications of Trade Law for Privacy


Mira Burri, University of Lucerne  

Guarding the Coin of the Realm: How Liability in the Market for Personal Data Can Protect Privacy in the Digital Age

Chris Hirokawa, Temple University Law School  

Navigating Welfare Technologies: Technological Monitoring and Monitoring Technologies

Kelsi Barkway, University of Alberta  

Friday, May 31

Technology and Changes to Legal Practice

Fri, 5/31: 10:00 AM  - 11:45 AM, Hyatt Congressional C 

Chair/Discussant: Mohd Hwaidi, Nottingham Trent University  

Distributed Ledger Technology and Electronic Trade Documents: A Comparative Socio-Legal Study of The Future Legal Difficulties

Mohd Hwaidi, Nottingham Trent University  

Law, Legal Professions and Legal Education: The Role of Information Technology in the Brazilian Legal Market

Theófilo de Aquino, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Alexandre Pacheco da Silva, FGV Direito SP, Marina Feferbaum, FGV Direito SP  

Revisiting the Participatory Promise of Machine Learning in Civil Discovery

Fernando Delgado, Cornell University  

The “Criminal Record of the Internet”: Rehabilitation in the Digital Age – A Case Study of Israel

Michal Totchani, Stanford  

State Use of Technology

Fri, 5/31: 12:45 PM  - 2:30 PM, Hyatt Capitol B 

Chair/Discussant: Renee Shelby, Georgia Institute of Technology

Biocitizenship and the Rape Kit Backlog

Renee Shelby, Georgia Institute of Technology  

Dignity Through Deterrence? The Assumptions of the Use of Technology on the Mexico-US Border

Ariel Sánchez-Zúñiga, UNAM,Vivette Garcia-Deister, UNAM  

The Banality of Police Body Worn Cameras in Canada

Katrin Roots, Carleton University, Mariful Alam, York University, Amanda Glasbeek, York University  

The International Criminal Court and Open-Source Evidence: Challenging the Standard of Proof of ICC and the Dilemma of Imperiling the Universal Right to Fair Trial and Personal Dignity of Parties

Armis Sadri, American University Washington College of Law  

Online Speech Regulation

Fri, 5/31: 2:45 PM  - 4:30 PM, Hyatt Congressional A 

Chair/Discussant: Jacquelyn Burkell, University of Western Ontario

Addressing Online Attacks: Youth Perspectives and Legal Responses

Jacquelyn Burkell, University of Western Ontario, Jane Bailey, University of Ottawa  

Internet and Deliberative Democracy: Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech

Joao Longhi, Federal University of Uberlandia, Fernando de Brito Alves, State University of Northern Paraná  

Online Language Crimes and Legal Interpretation

Janny Leung, The University of Hong Kong  

Revenge Pornography, Data Protection and Intermediary Liability

Ksenia Bakina, Royal Holloway University of London  

Text-based Abuse & Online Misogyny: Where is the Harm?

Kim Barker, University of Stirling, Olga Jurasz, Open University  

Saturday, June 1

Challenges to Law & Regulation with New Technology

Sat, 6/1: 10:00 AM  - 11:45 AM, Hyatt Congressional A 

Chair/Discussant: Slobodan Tomic, University College Dublin (UCD)  

Double Vision: Conflicting Ambitions in the EU’s Regulation of Synthetic Biology

Olivia Hamlyn, University of Leicester  

How Has the Rise of Digital Technologies Reshaped the Regulatory Landscape in Online Betting Markets?

Slobodan Tomic, University College Dublin (UCD)

Modularity Theory as Applied to Trademark and Copyright Law

Min-Chiuan Wang, School of Law, National Chiao Tung University   

Policies and Regulations on Blockchain Technology and Blockchain Business in China

Jiaying Jiang, Emory University  

The Deregulation of Satellite Imagery: Exploring Concepts of Privacy in a Newly Disrupted Industry

Idil Ali, Cornell University  

Law, Technology, and Social Media

Sat, 6/1: 2:45 PM  - 4:30 PM, Hyatt Capitol B 

Chair/Discussant: Akshaya Kamalnath, Deakin Law School  

Constituent Power 2.0: Unpacking the Impact of Digitalisation and Democratic Participation on Constitution-Making in Switzerland

Sophie Weerts, University of Lausanne  

Digital Oversight: How Social Media Users “Oversee” Police Misconduct in North America

Daniel Konikoff, University of Toronto  

Dignity in Death? Not on the Internet

Nicolas Leistenschneider, Université de Montréal  

Social Media and Legal Reform: How Twitter and Facebook Have Impacted the Student-Led Pro Gun Control Movements after the Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting.

Alexandre Fleck, University of New South Wales - Sydney  

The Social Case for Equity Crowdfunding in India

Akshaya Kamalnath, Deakin Law School

Roundtable: The State of Immigration Surveillance

Sat, 6/1: 2:45 PM  - 4:30 PM, Hyatt Regency A Table 2 

Chair/Discussant Annie Lai, University of California, Irvine  


Caitlin Bellis, University of California, Irvine   Anil Kalhan, Drexel University Ana Muniz, University of California, Irvine   Paromita Shah, National Immigration Project - National Lawyers Guild   Azadeh Shahshahani, Project South  

Sunday, May 2

Technology and Legal Problems

Sun, 6/2: 8:00 AM  - 9:45 AM, Hyatt  Capitol B 

Chair/Discussant: Hannah Bloch-Wehba, Drexel University Kline School of Law  

Artificial Intelligence Legal Literacy: Redefining Categories

Carolina Torres-Sarmiento, Universidad del Rosario  

Techno-Legal Consciousness

Malcolm Langford, University of Oslo, Kjersti Lohne, University of Oslo, Kristin Sandvik, University of Oslo  

The Sooner the Better: The Arguments for the Use of Extended Welfare Assessment Grids in Animal Welfare Cases

Rachel Dunn, Northumbria University  

Transparency’s Artificial Intelligence Problem

Hannah Bloch-Wehba, Drexel University Kline School of Law