Tech Talks

Tech Talks are lectures, panels, and roundtable discussions that bring together leading practitioners, academics, and policy makers to address the ways that cutting edge technologies are changing our relationship to the government, the ways we interact with each other, and the law.

Upcoming Tech Talks

Past Tech Talks

Amin Kassam of Bloomberg

Tues., Nov. 3 | 12:50-1:50pm | W302

Amin Kassam addressed the law school on issues relating to intellectual property, technology, new media, and information privacy and security.




Diversity in Law & Technology Panel

Diversity PanelWed., Sept. 16 | 5:30-7:00pm | W300

This panel addressed the problem of lack of diversity in the law and technology industries and considered ways in which law students can break down barriers in the field.


  • Quiessence Phillips, Assistant Vice President, Information Security – Incident Response, Barclays; Co-founder, Urban Tech Alliance
  • Peter Wilson, Jr., Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Sande Chen, Award-winning Writer and Game Designer, Co-author of Serious Games
  • Dana Nelson ‘12, Principal Attorney at D. F. Nelson, Esq. PLLC

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Congressman JeffriesMon., Mar. 30 | 2:00pm | W401

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries spoke about innovation in New York and his work in Washington developing policies to further innovation nationally. Congressman Jeffries represents New York’s Eighth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, where he serves on the House Judiciary Committee, including the subcommittees on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet and on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. Recently, Congressman Jeffries introduced H.R. 5108 formalizing the PTO’s clinical program for law students; his bill was signed into law by President Obama last December.

IP Licensing and Drafting Panel

2015.3.18 Tech Talk IP LicensingFri., Mar. 20 | 12:45-2:15pm | W420

Industry experts Karen Artz Ash, Jay Kogan, and Lawrence Sapadin discussed fashion and entertainment licensing and drafting.




Tech Talk: Privacy, Surveillance, and New Technology

March 18 Tech TalkWed., Mar. 18 | 12:50-1:50pm | W220

The American Constitution Society, the Federalist Society, and the IILP were pleased to bring the NYLS community together for a discussion of personal privacy in an age of invasive technology. Professor Nadine Strossen spoke about constitutional law issues pertaining to the NSA’s warrantless surveillance programs, and what these programs mean for us, our communities, and the future of government power. Professor Ari Waldman discussed how digital technology, including cell phones, GPS, and the internet, are giving law enforcement surveillance power over our daily lives, how the judiciary should respond, and any obstacles in the way of justice.