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New ND Technology Ethics Center to address ‘big questions’ of emerging technology

Notre Dame Law Professor Mark McKenna, interim director of ND-TEC, said, “We are living in an age of unbridled and increasingly fierce competition to pursue ever-more-capable and human-like technologies. The aim of the new center is to explore the myriad ethical and policy issues associated with these new and emerging technologies to help us keep pace with their human and societal impacts.”

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Professor Woodrow Hartzog to give major technology ethics lecture at Notre Dame Law School

With growing concerns over data breaches and privacy, some argue that control over one’s data is necessary, but that might not be the most practical solution, argues Professor Woodrow Hartzog.

Hartzog, professor of law and computer science at Northeastern University School of Law and the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, will speak on the subject at a lecture on Sept. 26. Hartzog’s talk is co-sponsored by the Law School’s Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law and the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center. …

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Mark McKenna quoted in the news about IP law

Mark McKenna, John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and LAMB fellow, was quoted in the article, "Justices to Say When Trademark Infringers Can Lose Profits." Read more here.

He was quoted by Law 360 in "Justice Stevens Sought Careful Limits On Reach Of IP Law." Read the story here

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Nicole Garnett gives talks on educational pluralism

Nicole Garnett gave two recent talks on educational pluralism.

“Educational Pluralism in the U.S.:  The Critical Contribution of Catholic Schools,” at Freedom, Autonomy and Responsibility:  Finding the Balance in Catholic Education and the Law in a Global Context, Australian Catholic University, May 23, 2019

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Law School launches the Haug Family Innovation Lecture Series

Notre Dame Law School is excited to announce a new lecture series focused on intellectual property, technology, and innovation policy. The Haug Family Innovation Lecture Series was made possible by the generous support of Ed and Noreen Haug through the Haug Family Foundation.


Melissa Wasserman, Charles Tilford McCormick Professor of Law at The University of Texas, presented the inaugural Haug Family Innovation Lecture, titled “Irrational Ignorance at the Patent Office”

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Avishalom Tor presents research project

Avishalom presented "Towards a Fuller Understanding of Inequality: From Psychology to a Behaviorally-Informed Legal Policy," last week through his research fellowship with the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. Read more here

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Nicole Stelle Garnett was featured in the "Women Who Lead" series

Each year, the University of Notre Dame highlights several outstanding women from its faculty to feature as part of International Women's Day. Professor Garnett was chosen as one of the 2019 "Women Who Lead" for her work on education policy and her mentorship of her own students.


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Mark McKenna talks with NPR

Professor Mark McKenna talks with NPR in "Using Genetic Genealogy to Identify Unknown Crime Victims, Sometimes Decades Later."  Read more here.…

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