Institute for Technology, Law and Policy Podcasts

The podcasts are a series of conversations with thought leaders on important topics at the intersection of technology, law, and policy.

Podcasts

  • Episode 1: Jess Miers, Santa Clara Law (April 9, 2020)

    Episode 1: Jess Miers of Santa Clara Law on "The First Amendment, the information ecosystem, and artificial intelligence" (April 9, 2020)

    Duration: 35 minutes
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    Jess Miers earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from George Mason University. She then worked at Northrop Grumman as a software and systems engineer as well as a project manager in areas including cybersecurity. In fall 2018 she began law school at Santa Clara University where she is now completing her second year of studies. At Santa Clara she is also the founder and president of the Santa Clara Law Internet Law Student Organization. She has been a TedX speaker at Santa Clara Law on the challenges of content moderation on the internet. In summer 2020 she will be performing research at the UCLA Institute for Technology, Law, and Policy.

    Read Jess Miers's Medium post.

  • Episode 2: Eugene Volokh, UCLA Law (April 17, 2020)

    Episode 2: Eugene Volokh of UCLA Law on "Civil liberties in an epidemic" (April 17, 2020)

    Duration: 48 minutes
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    Eugene Volokh is a professor at the UCLA School of Law and is a widely cited legal scholar in areas including constitutional law, criminal law, and tort law. He is the founder and coauthor of the Volokh Conspiracy blog, a member of the American Law Institute, and was a Supreme Court clerk for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

  • Episode 3: Daphne Keller, Stanford (April 22, 2020)

    Episode 3: Daphne Keller of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center on “Who Controls Online Speech?” (April 22, 2020)

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Daphne Keller joined the Stanford Cyber Policy Center in February 2020. Prior to that, she was the Director of Intermediary Liability at Stanford's Center for Internet and Society. Before that she was Associate General Counsel for Google, where she had primary responsibility for the company’s search products. Her work focuses on platform regulation and Internet users' rights, and in particular on legal protections for users’ free expression rights when state and private power intersect.

    Daphne Keller's paper, "Who Do You Sue? State and Platform Hybrid Power Over Online Speech," is available here.

  • Episode 4: Alicia Solow-Niederman, Harvard Law (April 23, 2020)

    Episode 4: Alicia Solow-Niederman of Harvard Law School on "Holding Algorithms Accountable" (April 23, 2020)

    Duration: 36 minutes
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    Alicia Solow-Niederman is a fellow and lecturer at Harvard Law School. Prior to that she held a clerkship at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and prior to that she spent two years as a fellow in artificial intelligence at UCLA Law. She holds a B.A. from Stanford and a J.D. from Harvard, and before attending law school, worked for three years at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard.

  • Episode 5: Sharon Dolovich, UCLA Law (April 23, 2020)

    Episode 5: Sharon Dolovich of UCLA School of Law on “COVID-19 Correctional Policies & Responses"

    Duration: 33 minutes
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    Sharon Dolovich is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law and Director of the UCLA Prison Law & Policy Program. She recently oversaw the creation of an expansive database (COVID-19 Correctional Policies & Responses) that keeps track of ongoing developments related to COVID-19 in prisons and jails nationwide.

  • Episode 6: Ann Carlson and William Boyd, UCLA Law (April 24, 2020)

    Episode 6: Ann Carlson and William Boyd of UCLA School of Law on “COVID-19 and Environmental Law”

    Duration: 57 minutes
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    Ann Carlson is the Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law and the Faculty Co-Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law. William Boyd is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law and Professor at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

  • Episode 7: Mohammad Tajsar, ACLU (April 30, 2020)

    Episode 7: Mohammad Tajsar of the ACLU on “Digital privacy in the age of Covid-19” (April 30, 2020)

    Duration: 41 minutes
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    Mohammad Tajsar is a Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Southern California, which he joined in 2017. His work there has spanned a wide range of areas, including digital rights and government surveillance. Prior to joining the ACLU, he worked at a law firm where he focused on civil rights and workers’ rights, and prior to that he was a law clerk in United States District Court for the District of Nevada and a legal fellow at the ACLU of Southern California. He has a law degree from UC Berkeley and an undergraduate degree from UCLA.

  • Episode 8: Eric Goldman, Santa Clara Law and Jess Miers, Santa Clara Law and UCLA Law (June 19, 2020)

    Episode 8: Eric Goldman and Jess Miers on Section 230 and Content Moderation (June 19, 2020)

    Duration: 35 minutes
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    Eric Goldman is a professor of law at Santa Clara University School of Law, where he also co-directs the High Tech Law Institute and supervises the Privacy Law Certificate. He is a co-founder of the Trust & Safety Professional Association (TSPA) launched in June 2020. Jess Miers is a rising 3L student at Santa Clara Law and a research associate at the UCLA School of Law in the UCLA Institute for Technology, Law, and Policy.

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