Georgetown Law Library Symposium in Celebration of 125 Years: Big Data and Big Challenges for Law and Legal Information

January 16, 2013 —

WHAT

Georgetown Law Library Symposium in Celebration of 125 Years: Big Data and Big Challenges for Law and Legal Information

WHEN

Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

WHERE

Georgetown University Law Center
12th Floor, Gewirz Student Center
120 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

SCHEDULE

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
William M. Treanor, Dean, Georgetown University Law Center
Michelle M. Wu, Director of the Law Library and Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

9:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Panel 1: Privacy Risks and Public Benefits of Big Data
Francine E. Friedman, Senior Policy Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Leslie Johnston, Chief of Repository Development; Manager, Technical Architecture Initiatives, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, Library of Congress
Paul Ohm, Professor, University of Colorado Law School; Senior Policy Advisor, Federal Trade Commission
Marylin J. Raisch, Associate Law Librarian for International and Foreign Law, Georgetown University Law Center (Moderator)

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Panel 2: Big Data Applications in Scholarship and Policy I

Josh Blackman, Professor, South Texas College of Law
Carole Roan Gresenz, Professor, Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies
Bill LeFurgy, Digital Initiatives Manager, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, Library of Congress
Kathryn Zeiler, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Kumar Percy Jayasuriya, Associate Law Librarian for Patron Services, Georgetown University Law Center (Moderator)

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Keynote Address
Spiros Dimolitsas, Senior Vice President for Research and Chief Technology Officer, Georgetown University

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Panel 3: Big Data Applications in Scholarship and Policy II

Margaret O. Adams, Supervisory Archivist, Archival Electronic Records Operations, National Archives and Records Administration
Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center; Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Mark E. Herlihy, Deputy Director, Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Joshua C. Teitelbaum, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Jason S. Zarin, Reference Librarian, Georgetown University Law Center (Moderator)

NOTE 

The participants will examine the public good and collective harms that follow from the large-scale aggregation of information from public and private sources. They will also explore how scholars, researchers and information professionals manage very large or complex data sets to distill meaning and develop public policy. 

This symposium is sponsored by the Georgetown Law Library in celebration of its 125th anniversary.

Media interested in attending should e-mail mediarelations@law.georgetown.edu.