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Predators, Porn and the Law: America's Children in the Internet Era

April 27, 2009
"The Aspirational Constitution"

Michael Dorf, Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law at Cornell, gave a lunchtime talk:  “The Aspirational Constitution.”
Professor Dorf is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.  After law school, Professor Dorf served as a law clerk for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and then Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Professor Dorf is the author of the blog “Dorf on Law”:  http://michaeldorf.org.  His writings have also appeared in The New York Times and he has been interviewed on National Public Radio.

A video of Professor Dorf's talk can be viewed at:  http://jpm.syr.edu/eventarchives.cfm

This event was presented by the Syracuse Law Review, the American Constitution Society (ACS), and the Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media (IJPM) at Syracuse University

October 26, 2007
"Creators vs. Consumers:  The Rhetoric, Reality, and Reformation of Intellectual Property Law & Policy"

The goal of the "Creators vs. Consumers" conference was to bring IP scholars into conversation with prominent figures from the bench, bar, industry, advocacy groups, and the media -- all of whom grapple with IP issues in the course of their professional work.

In addition to a keynote address by Tim Wu of Columbia Law School, the conference consisted of four panel discussion sessions:

          o Revisiting Abusive Trademark Litigation in the Expressive Media Context

          o The Patent System in the Media Mirror

          o Copyright as Intellectual Property Privilege

          o F.I.T.: Fashion as Information Technology

This event was presented by the Syracuse Law Review and the Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media (IJPM) at Syracuse University

October 26-27, 2006
"A Nuclear Iran:  The Legal Implications of a Preemptive National Security Strategy"

Participants included legal scholars that specialize in preemption, use of the military (including the legality of covert operations), the role of international organizations, and use of diplomatic options (such as sanctions), as well as experts in Iranian, Israeli, and Middle Eastern politics and history.  They discussed such issues as why Iran wants to be a nuclear power, the regional and international security ramifications of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons, the domestic and international legal and political framework governing nuclear proliferation, and the legality and impact of various U.S. and international actions to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power.

Opening Keynote Address:
James Timbie, Senior Advisor to Dr. Robert Joseph, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security

Panel Discussions:

          o Nuclear Proliferation and International Security Policy in the United States and Abroad"

          o Preemption, International Law, and the Global Response to a Nuclear Iran

Keynote Address:
Mr. Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

This event was presented by the Syracuse Law Review and the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) at Syracuse University.