The Wikimedia Foundation would like to cordially invite Georgetown Law students and alumni to an event (presentation, panel, and reception) on July 10 from 6-9pm. The event's theme is corporate responsibility, specifically addressing how lawyers can drive social change through traditional and non-traditional advisory roles.
Can lawyers drive social change? Consider the effort it takes to legally protect Twitter's ability to promote political speech in, say, Egypt or Turkey. Or Google's lawyers filing a First Amendment case to allow the company to release records of government surveillance requests. Or Wikimedia's legal counsel providing the legal backing for the Wikipedia blackout during the SOPA debate.
This event is geared toward legal and policy interns (and attorneys) in the tech industry. Wikimedia's General Counsel, Goeff Brigham (GULC L'84), will speak at the event, followed by a panel of experts discussing the issues. A reception will follow.
The event is free, and open to all, but an RSVP is recommended. RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1c8dzCNfm5oZaiqBHx68VRTXk8lktbgUSg9wX896CJXQ/viewform
Please email Tiffany Li (L'14) at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
Additionally, if you are interning in the Bay Area this summer, feel free to join the Bay Area Interns email list for legal and policy interns at http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/bay-area-interns to stay up-to-date on events in the Bay Area.
Posted by Jennifer Van Buren at 1:29 PM
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