The First Annual Tyler Clementi Internet Safety Conference

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The Internet Safety Conference, held at New York Law School on October 3-4, 2015, was an unprecedented gathering of policy makers, political and business leaders, attorneys, social scientists, academics, teachers, students, and nonprofit advocates, all focused on the conference’s theme: combatting cyberharassment in all its forms. At this conference, New York Law School launched a first-of-its-kind direct outreach pro bono initiative that will help victims of online harassment obtain justice.

Speakers included:

  • U.S. Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY)
  • U.S. Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI)
  • Kathleen McGee, Chief, Internet Bureau, Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York
  • Elisa D’Amico, Founder, Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project at K&L Gates
  • Jane Clementi and Joseph Clementi, Co-Founders, Tyler Clementi Foundation
  • Danielle Keats Citron, University of Maryland School of Law, Author of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace
  • Ann Bartow, University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • Frank Pasquale, University of Maryland School of Law, Author of The Black Box Society
  • Lawrence Newman, Chief, Domestic Violence Unit, Manhattan DA’s Office
  • Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety Officer, Microsoft
  • Marissa Shorenstein, President, AT&T New York
  • Carrie Goldberg, C.A. Goldberg, PLLC
  • Holly Jacobs, Founder, Cyber Civil Rights Initiative
  • Lois Herrera, Chief Executive Officer, Office of Safety and Youth Development, New York City Department of Education
  • Mark Hatzenbuehler, Assistant Professor, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • Remington Gregg ’10, Legislative Counsel, Human Rights Campaign
  • Nancy Gifford, Senior Director, Law & Policy, iKeepSafe.org
  • Cynthia Lowen, Producer and Writer of the 2011 documentary film Bully
  • David Bryant, Regional Associate for State Education, New York State Department of Education
  • Steven M. Freeman, Director, Legal Affairs, Anti-Defamation League
  • Scott Skinner-Thompson, Acting Assistant Professor, NYU School of Law
  • Kate Bertash, Founder, undox.me

All CLE credits are both transitional and non-transitional 

Saturday, October 3

Registration, Breakfast and Networking
(9:00am – 10:00am) (0 Credits)

Lobby, 185 West Broadway and Auditorium Gallery

Welcome and Introductions

(10:00am – 10:30am) (0 Credits)

Auditorium

  • Anthony Crowell, Dean and President, New York Law School
  • Joseph Clementi, Co-Founder, Tyler Clementi Foundation
  • Ari Waldman, Associate Professor, New York Law School

Panel One: The Role of Industry
(10:30am – 12:00pm) (1.5 Professional Practice Credits)

Auditorium

Panelists:

  • Ann Bartow, Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety Officer, Microsoft
  • Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law (moderator)

Lunch

(12:00pm – 1:00pm) (0 credits)

Events Center

Keynote Address by United States Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY)

(12:45pm – 1:30pm) (0 credits)

Events Center

  • Introduction by Marissa Shorenstein, President, AT&T New York

Networking Reception

(1:30pm – 2:00pm) (0 Credits)

Auditorium Gallery

Panel Two: The Experience of Cyberharassment
(2:00pm – 3:30pm) (1.5 Professional Practice Credits)

Auditorium

Panelists:

  • Kate Bertash, Founder, undox.me
  • Jane Clementi, Co-Founder, Tyler Clementi Foundation
  • Joseph Clementi, Co-Founder, Tyler Clementi Foundation
  • Holly Jacobs, Founder, Cyber Civil Rights Initiative
  • Arthur Leonard, Professor of Law, New York Law School (moderator)

Panel Three: The Role of the Attorney: Representing Victims of Cyberharassment

(3:45pm – 5:15pm) (1.5 Skills Credits)

Auditorium

Panelists:

  • Elisa D’Amico, K&L Gates, Co- Founder, Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project
  • Carrie Goldberg, C.A. Goldberg, PLLC
  • Lawrence Newman, Chief, Domestic Violence Unit, New York County District Attorney’s Office
  • Ari Waldman, Associate Professor, New York Law School (moderator)

Networking Reception
(5:15pm – 6:00pm) (0 Credits)

Auditorium Gallery

Sunday, October 4

Registration, Breakfast and Networking
(9:00am – 10:00am) (0 Credits)

Lobby, 185 West Broadway and Auditorium Gallery

Introduction

(10:00-10:30am) (0 Credits)

Auditorium

  • Ari Waldman, Associate Professor, New York Law School

Panel Four: The Role of the School: Creating Safe Learning Environments

(10:30am – 12:00pm) (1.5 Skills Credits)

Auditorium

  • David Bryant, Regional Associate for State Education, New York State Department of Education
  • Lois Herrera, Chief Executive Officer, Office of Safety and Youth Development, New York City Department of Education
  • Mark Hatzenbuehler, Associate Professor, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • Nancy Gifford, Senior Director of Law and Policy, iKeepSafe
  • Cynthia Lowen, producer and writer of the 2011 documentary film Bully (moderator)

Lunch

(12:00pm – 1:00pm) (0 credits)

Events Center

“Hate Crimes in Cyberspace” – A Talk with Danielle Citron

(1:00pm-1:30pm) (0.5 Professional Practice Credit)

Events Center

Networking Reception

(1:30pm – 2:00pm) (0 Credits)

Auditorium Gallery

Panel Five: The Role of Policy: Creating and Advocating for Effective Policies to Combat Cyberharassment

(2:00pm-3:30pm) (1.5 Professional Practice Credits)

Auditorium

  • Kathleen McGee, Bureau Chief, Internet Bureau, New York Attorney General’s Office
  • Remington Gregg, Legislative Counsel, Human Rights Campaign
  • Steven M. Freeman, Director, Legal Affairs, Anti-Defamation League
  • Scott Skinner-Thompson, Acting Assistant Professor, NYU School of Law (moderator)

Keynote Address by United States Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI)

(3:45 pm-4:15pm) (0 Credits)

Auditorium

  • Introduction by Anthony Crowell, Dean and President, New York Law School

Closing Remarks, Professor Ari Waldman

(4:15pm – 4:30pm) (0 Credits)

Auditorium

Networking Cocktail Reception
(5:15pm – 6:00pm) (0 Credits)

Events Center

The Sunday evening reception has been cancelled.

A total of 8 CLE Credits will be offered

Conference attendance is free

Register HERE

October 3, 2015

Panel 1: Part 1

Panel 2: Part 1

Panel 3: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

October 4, 2015

Panel 4:  Part 1, Part 2

Talk: “Hate Crimes in Cyberspace”

Panel 5: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Click HERE to view the conference webcast and video recordings: