(PRWEB) March 21, 2013
Social media is one of the newest forms of communication, but it also can have drawbacks. To help those in the legal profession best to deal with the ethical dilemmas raised by social media, The Review of Intellectual Property Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago presents a day-long symposium “Rights, Ownership and Identity in Social Media” on April 5, 2013.
The 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. program will assist judges, attorneys and law students in examining the ever evolving legal landscape around social media and issues in intellectual property. Discussions will focus on how social media has generated ethical dilemmas for lawyers and judges in and out of the courtroom, and how best to decrease deceptive online consumer ratings and reviews through self-regulation.
The keynote address “Intellectual Property and Social Media in Professional Sports” will be delivered by John Corvino, general counsel for the Chicago White Sox, and Antony McShane, a partner at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg.
Program presenters are Chief Judge James Holderman of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; Jennifer Gregory of Jenner & Block; Saby Ghoshray, director of WorldCompliance Co. and founding president of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies; Professor Lucille M. Ponte of the University of Central Florida; Professor Mary Penrose of Texas Wesleyan School of Law; Raizel Liebler of The Louis L. Biro Law Library at The John Marshall Law School; and Keidra Chaney, a digital strategist and analytics specialist.
There is a $50 fee for this program. Registrations are being accepted at events.jmls.edu.
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. Through classes, clinics and special programs, students develop the strategic, analytical and transactional lawyering skills that are so valuable to employers. Its excellent curriculum, coupled with outstanding skills and experiential learning, help make John Marshall graduates practice-ready from day one. For practicing attorneys, John Marshall offers nine LLM degrees, more than any other law school in the Midwest. John Marshall is also a leader in providing distance education options in intellectual property, estate planning and employee benefits at the advanced graduate degree level. John Marshall offers six clinical experiences, including the nationally recognized Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic and the Fair Housing Legal Clinic. U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools 2014 edition ranks John Marshall’s Lawyering Skills Program second and its Intellectual Property Law program 12th in the nation.