HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (Feb. 25, 21012) – The Northern Kentucky Law Review at the Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law is hosting a two-day symposium March 1-2 addressing issues of cybercrime, privacy, data security and the impact of social media on emerging democracies as well as our own criminal justice system.
The symposium has been organized in association with the Chase NKU Law & Informatics Institute and will be held in NKU Griffin Hall, home to the College of Informatics.
“This symposium is part of our ongoing effort to prepare students and professionals for the challenges we face in the digitally interconnected new world,” said Professor Jon Garon, director of the NKU Chase Law & Informatics Institute. “To address these issues, we must integrate legal, ethical and technical expertise. This conference achieves that goal on a global stage.”
Speakers from universities and industry are participating from Russia and India as well as throughout the United States. The audience is also global, so program materials will be made available through the NKU website and sessions from the conference replayed on iTunes University and YouTube.
“The conference represents a critical resource for the academic and professional communities in our region and beyond,” said Dennis Honabach, dean of the college of law. “The most important issues facing law and society have both a global and local face. This symposium exemplifies how to understand and address these issues.”
A symposium law review issue will provide a complementary academic publication to the proceedings.
The NKU Chase Law & Informatics Institute provides a critical interdisciplinary approach to the study, research, scholarship and practical application of informatics, focusing on the regulation and utilization of information – including its creation, acquisition, aggregation, security, manipulation and exploitation – in the fields of intellectual property law, privacy law, evidence (regulating government and the police), business law and international law.
NKU Chase College of Law offers its approximately 600 students numerous opportunities to obtain the legal doctrine, professional skills and practice experience they will need to succeed in their chosen fields. In addition to the Law & Informatics Institute, the law school boasts two Centers for Excellence, one in advocacy and one in transactional law; a variety of faculty-supervised legal clinics and externships; a pro bono legal services program; and several national championship competition teams.