2015 Symposium


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Law + Informatics Symposium on

Digital Evidence

The Northern Kentucky Law Review and NKU Chase College of Law will host the fourth annual Law + Informatics Symposium on February 27, 2015. The conference will provide an interdisciplinary exploration of digital information in the courtroom, including the importance of ensuring that such information is reliable, resilient, and uncompromised. EU Directives and other governing bodies have addressed these issues in a myriad of approaches, while lawyers, investigators, and technologists may hold differing expectations regarding appropriate digital evidence.

What does the future hold for drone-obtained evidence, public records requests for metadata, government security, and personal autonomy?

Notably, this year’s symposium will include a student scholarship showcase of law review students presenting their student notes on digital evidence issues during a luncheon.

Approval for five to six hours of general CLE credits in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana is anticipated. Registration is complimentary and includes the anticipated CLE credits, breakfast, lunch, reception, and all published materials.

The symposium is sponsored by Northern Kentucky Law Review, NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute, and the Center for Excellence in Advocacy.

Early registration available

Submissions & Important Dates: 

-          Please submit materials through http://bit.ly/1m7S6OE

-          Submission deadline for abstracts: September 1, 2014 

-          Submission deadline for first draft of manuscripts: January 1, 2015

-          Submission deadline for completed articles: February 1, 2015

-          Symposium date: February 27, 2015

Law Review Published Article:  The Northern Kentucky Law Review will review, edit, and publish papers from the symposium in the 2015 spring symposium issue. Papers are invited from scholars and practitioners across all disciplines related to the program. Please submit a title and abstract (of 500-1000 words) or draft paper for works in progress. Abstracts or drafts should be submitted by September 1, 2014. Submissions may be accepted on a rolling basis after that time until all speaking positions are filled.

Presentations (without publication) based on Abstracts:  For speakers interested in presenting without submitting a publishable article, please submit an abstract of the proposed presentation. Abstracts should be submitted by September 1, 2014. Submissions may be accepted on a rolling basis after that time until all speaking positions are filled.   

About the Law and Informatics Institute:  The Law + Informatics Institute at Chase College of Law 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.

Through courses, symposia, publications and workshops, the Law + Informatics Institute encourages thoughtful public discourse on the regulation and use of information systems, business innovation, and the development of best business practices regarding the exploitation and effectiveness of the information and data systems in business, health care, media and entertainment, and the public sector.

For More Information Contact:

-          Northern Kentucky Law Review, symposium steering committee: nkylrsymposium@nku.edu

-          Jeannine Abukhater Lambert, administrative director: centers-institutes@nku.edu / 859.572.6403 

-          Rick Pandorf, symposium editor: pandorfR1@nku.edu / 513.886.4878

Faculty Advisors:

-          Henry L. Stephens, professor of law and former dean: 859.572.5389

-          Jack Harrison, assistant professor of law: 859.572.5447