Second Annual Junior Faculty Forum for Law and STEM

September 28-29, 2018

The Northwestern, Penn and Stanford Law Schools are pleased to announce that the Second Annual Junior Faculty Forum will be held at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago on September 28-29, 2018. The Forum is dedicated to interdisciplinary scholarship focusing on the intersection of Law and Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM). The Inaugural Forum was held in October 2017 at Penn Law.

Agenda

Friday, September 28

9:00-9:45am Breakfast

9:45-10:00am Welcome
Erin Delaney, Associate Dean of Faculty & Research, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

10:00-11:00am Policing, Autonomous Vehicles, and Officer Danger
Author: Jordan Woods, University of Arkansas School of Law
Discussants: Jonathan Masur, University of Chicago Law School
Larry Birnbaum, Northwestern McCormick School of Engineering

11:00am-12:00pm Compensation at the Crossroads: Autonomous Vehicles & Alternative Victim Compensation Schemes
Author: Tracy Pearl, Texas Tech University School of Law
Discussants: Deborah Hensler, Stanford Law School
Shawn Bayern, Florida State University College of Law

12:00-1:15pm Lunch

1:15-2:15pm Crashworthy Code
Author: Bryan Choi, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Discussants: Harry Surden, University of Colorado Law School
Nick Diakopoulos, Northwestern School of Communication

2:15-3:15pm Medical AI and Contextual Bias
Author: Nicholson Price, University of Michigan Law School
Discussants: Christopher Yoo, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Yuan Luo, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

3:15-3:45pm Break

3:45-4:45pm Why Open Science Matters to the Law of Evidence
Author: Jason Chin, University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law
Discussants: Sarah Lawsky, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Shari Diamond, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

4:45-5:45pm Is There a Replicability Crisis in Patents?
Author: Janet Freilich, Fordham Law School
Discussants: David Schwartz, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Polk Wagner, University of Pennsylvania Law School


Saturday, September 29

8:30-9:00am Breakfast

9:00-10:00am Managing Electoral Cyber Risk
Author: David Thaw, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Discussant: Kris Hammond, Northwestern McCormick School of Engineering
Matthew Sag, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

10:00-11:00am Binary Governance: A Two Part Approach to Accountable Algorithms
Author: Margot Kaminski, University of Colorado Law School
Discussants: Mark Lemley, Stanford Law School
Doug Downey, Northwestern McCormick School of Engineering

11:00-11:30am Break

11:30am-12:30pm Scientific Knowledge Fraud
Author: Wes Henricksen, Barry University School of Law
Discussants: Victoria Stodden, University of Illinois School of Information Sciences
Rochelle Dreyfuss, NYU Law

12:30pm Wrap-Up and Lunch

 

Conference Organizers

David Schwartz, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Christopher Yoo, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Mark Lemley, Stanford Law School 

Questions

Any questions about the submission procedure should be directed both to Professor David Schwartz and the email account for the Forum conference coordinator at law-stem-conference@ law.northwestern.edu.