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Twitter Defamation Case - DISMISSED - January 20, 2010



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For more information about Center for Information Technology and Privacy Law programs, please contact Associate Program Director Panagiota Kelali.


  • Geolocation Symposium- We are pleased to partner with AOL to bring you this exciting symposium on a very current technology- coming in Fall 2010.
  • Tech Tuesdays - a monthly series of lunch-time programs exploring the intersection of law and technology. These programs are open to the JMLS community and general public. CLE credit applied for. Planned discussions include: Email Ethics, Etiquette and Efficiency; Data Management for Lawyers; and updates on emerging practice management technologies.
    • March 30 from 12:00-1:30pm "E-mail Ethics Etiquette and Efficiency" - 1.5 hours Professional Responsibility CLE Credit applied for. Free Lunch.
    • April 6 from 12:00-1:30pm "Digital Dirt: How Your Online Activities Can Impact Your Career Prospects"- 1.5 hours Professional Responsibility CLE Credit is available. Free Lunch.
  • Information Overload - April 14, 2009: Professors Leslie Ann Reis and Doris Long spoke on how it has become increasingly difficult to locate credible information online, and those who are immersed in the Internet and accustomed to receiving information from a variety of sources need to be cautious and distinguish between personal and work-related communications. This discussion explored these issues and offered suggestions for effectively using today's communication tools in an ethical and professional manner.
  • Digital Dirt: How Your Online Activities Can Impact Your Career Prospects - October 2, 2008: The John Marshall Law School's Center for Information Technology & Privacy Law and Career Services Office presents "Digital Dirt: How Your Online Activities Can Impact Your Career Prospects." A panel of experts will discuss the impact that on-line profiles can have on your job search. Learn how employers use the Internet in their hiring processes, what mistakes to avoid, and the positive ways that you can use the web to help you get a job. Speakers include:
    • Tom Drugan, Founder and Managing Director of Naymz, a company offers services to help professionals put their best foot forward on the web
    • Erica Peterson Connor, Esq., Senior Attorney Recruiter at Update Legal - Chicago.
    • Leslie Ann Reis, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of The John Marshall Law School's Center for Information Technology and Privacy Law.
  • Through Our Lens: Privacy and International Human Rights - Israel Field
    In March of 2008, CITPL Director Reis, along with Professor Hunt and Associate Dean Ruebner accompanied a group of 35 JMLS students on a two-week journey to Israel to explored a range of issues including privacy as a human right. On April 22, 2008, upon their return from Israel, students from the International Human Rights class teamed with the CITPL to produce the Human Rights Discussion, Photo Exhibit and Fundraiser, a public fundraising event that raised approximately $3,000 to benefit the Israeli Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum seekers (ASAAF). Students are now engaged in pro bono work preparing an in-depth analysis of the legal challenges African refugees seeking asylum are facing in Israel. Their analysis has been sent to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees later this year.
  • Secure Chicago: A leadership seminar, hosted by CITPL on May 18, 2008, that brought together the privacy, information security and legal communities to discuss current and pressing issues in the corporation infringement management. This program was jointly presented by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2.
  • Gateways and Barriers to the Law Practice Marketing Through Technology: This continuing legal education course, given on November 16, 2007, was approved for five CLE credits including four ethics credits (the total annual ethics requirement in Illinois). Geared toward practitioners, this course examined the use of the Internet as a tool for client development.
  • Digital Dirt: A panel discussion on the impact of social networking and job searching in the Myspace age held on October 3, 2007, by CITPL in cooperation with the JMLS Career Services Office.
  • Information Convergence: At the Boundries of Access - the CITPL presented its annual symposium exploring the legal and policy issues arising from the linkage of information with technology and property. This day-long conference featuring nationally and internationally recognized scholars, practitioners and information and technology experts. Conference proceedings and related articles will be published in Vol. 25, No. 4 of the Journal of Computer and Information Law.
  • Academic Conference - "Information Convergence" - November 9, 2007. This one-day symposium will explore how emerging technologies and practices involving the exchange of information have impacted traditional rules of intellectual property, privacy and other areas of law.


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