2021 Grafstein Lecture in Communications

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:45
Zoom Meeting

The Grafstein Annual Lecture in Communications was established by Senator Jerry S. Grafstein, Q.C., Class of 1958, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of his graduation from the Faculty of Law and the 10th anniversary of the graduation of his son, Laurence Grafstein and daughter-in-law, Rebecca Grafstein (nee Weatherhead), both from the Class of 1988.

The inaugural lecture was delivered in the fall of 1999 by Charles Dalfen of Torys, a former professor at U of T’s Faculty of Law.

The 2021 Grafstein Lecture in Communications Presents:

2021 Grafstein Lecture in Communications

Monday March 8, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:45 pm EST
Zoom Meeting

 Registration Required 

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Abstract: The burgeoning field of Law and Technology is beginning to draw more heavily from the long established field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). This is a welcome development: STS deepens the legal academy’s understanding of sociotechnical systems and helps legal scholars avoid errors and pitfalls. Yet even as Law and Technology draws from social constructivism and other STS methods, it should take care not to abandon the commitment to prescription and normativity that makes legal scholarship unique.

Ryan Calo is the Lane Powell and D. Wayne Gittinger Professor at the University of Washington School of Law. He is a founding co-director (with Batya Friedman and Tadayoshi Kohno) of the interdisciplinary UW Tech Policy Lab and (with Chris Coward, Emma Spiro, Kate Starbird, and Jevin West) the UW Center for an Informed Public. Professor Calo holds adjunct appointments at the University of Washington Information School and the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering. Professor Calo's research on law and emerging technology appears in leading law reviews (California Law Review, University of Chicago Law ReviewUCLA Law Review, and Columbia Law Review) and technical publications (MIT Press, Nature, Artificial Intelligence) and is frequently referenced by the national media. His work has been translated into at least four languages.

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See The Grafstein Annual Lecture in Communications archives to find out information about past lectures, including in some cases a description, the text, or a video of the lecture.