Privacy Issues Examined at Two-Day Symposium at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago

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“The Development of Privacy Law from Brandeis to Today,” a two-day symposium Sept. 27 and 28, 2012, is being presented by the Center for Information Technology and Privacy Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

“The Development of Privacy Law from Brandeis to Today,” a two-day symposium Sept. 27 and 28, 2012, is being presented by the Center for Information Technology and Privacy Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

The program is dedicated to the memory of United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Arthur J. Goldberg, and will include an examination of his Supreme Court decisions. Goldberg was a member of the Supreme Court from 1962 to 1965. Despite his short time on the bench, he played a significant role in the Court's jurisprudence. Historians believe his liberal views on constitutional questions shifted the Court's balance toward a broader construction of constitutional rights.

This Belle R. and Joseph H. Braun Memorial Symposium is presented as part of the law school’s 30th anniversary celebration of the Center, and in recognition of Justice Goldberg who was a faculty member from 1938 to 1942.

Academics from around the country will open the program at 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 27, 2012, with a keynote address by Professor Amitai Etzioni, director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at The George Washington University.

Panelists in the 1:30 p.m. session will discuss the life and legacy of Justice Goldberg, including his service as a lawyer, professor, labor leader, and justice on the United States Supreme Court. Justice Goldberg's best-known opinion is likely his concurrence in the 1965 case Griswold v. Connecticut, in which he argued that marital privacy is among the fundamental rights protected by the Ninth Amendment.

Speakers will be Professor David Stebenne of The Ohio State University and John Marshall Law School Professor Gerald Berendt, with reminiscences from Goldberg’s long-time friends Gilbert Cornfield and Gilbert Feldman of Cornfield & Feldman in Chicago with Judge Milton I. Shadur of the United States District Court. The panel moderator is John Marshall Law School Professor Samuel Olken.

Historical perspectives on privacy in American law is the topic for the 3:15 p.m. session with guest presenters John Marshall Law School Professor Alberto Bernabe, Kathryn Kolbert, the Constance Hess Williams director of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, Adam D. Moore, associate professor at the University of Washington’s Department of Philosophy and Information School, Marc Rotenberg, executive director, Electronic Privacy Information Center; with moderator John Marshall Law School Professor Steven Schwinn.

On Sept. 28, 2012, the program will open at 8:30 a.m. with a session on privacy regulation and policy perspectives with guest speakers Renard Franḉois, corporate counsel at Caterpillar Financial Services Corp., Peter P. Swire, the C. William O’Neill Professor in Law and Judicial Administration at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and Mary Ellen Callahan, former chief privacy officer and chief Freedom of Information Act officer at the United States Department of Homeland Security, with moderator John Marshall Law School Professor Leslie Ann Reis, director of the Center for Information Technology and Privacy Law.

The program’s final session will be at 10:30 a.m. when panelists address technology and the future of privacy. Speakers will be Professor Ann Bartow of Pace University School of Law, The John Marshall Law School Professor Doris Long, and Robert S. Gurwin, assistant general counsel, AOL, Inc. The moderator is John Marshall Law School Professor David Sorkin.

For additional information, visit events.jmls.edu/registration/node/209.

About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago’s legal, financial and commercial districts. U.S. News and World Report America’s Best Graduate Schools 2013 ranks the law school’s Legal Writing Program sixth in the nation. The publication also ranked the Intellectual Property Law Program 17th. John Marshall offers the nation’s only graduate program in employee benefits. Its program in Information Technology and Privacy Law remains the only graduate law program in the country that emphasizes privacy as part of its core curriculum. And, The John Marshall Law School is one of three law schools in the country offering graduate programs in real estate law.

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