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MEDIA ADVISORY: Symposium on information technology and its impact on the law and society

ATTENTION: Assignment Editors

07 March 2001
Contact: Janet Gilmore
(510) 642-5685


A two-day symposium on information technology and its impact on the law and society, with a keynote address by Kenneth Starr, the former independent counsel who investigated the Clinton White House.

Panelists including federal appeals court judges, journalists, legal scholars and corporate attorneys will explore whether technology is changing societal relations; if the law should, or can, protect privacy; whether technology is indeed raising any new legal issues; and other related topics.

This event is part of the 20th annual Symposium on Law and Public Policy sponsored by the National Federalist Society in conjunction with the Boalt Hall Federalist Society, a student group at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall).


Friday and Saturday, March 9-10. The symposium begins at 7 p.m. Friday with panel discussions and resumes Saturday at 9 a.m. with panel discussions. It ends Saturday evening with a banquet and the Starr address, which runs from 7- 9 p.m.


The discussions will take place in Booth Auditorium, Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley. The banquet and Starr address will occur a few blocks from the law school at International House's Great Hall, 2299 Piedmont Ave. near Bancroft Way.


Starr is now an attorney with Kirkland and Ellis in Washington, D.C. He is a former judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit and is a former solicitor general.