Institute for Information Law and Policy

Upcoming Events

VocaliD Voice Donation

Wed, April 8 and Thurs, April 9 | All Day | W Building, 5th Floor, Cafeteria Student Table

VocaliD This two-day event will give NYLS community members the opportunity to donate their voice to VocaliD, an organization dedicated to creating individualized voices for the millions worldwide who rely on computerized voice generators to communicate.




Net Neutrality Panel

Wed, April 15 | 12:45-2:15pm | W420  

Three panelists will discuss recent FCC net neutrality changes and their practical impact.

Master Class with John Scordo ’88

John ScordoThurs, April 23 | 12:50pm | W402

John Scordo is a partner at K&L Gates LLP and focuses his practice on data privacy and protection, insurance coverage, and complex commercial litigation. He counsels clients on data privacy and protection, best practices, breach preparation and response, and post-breach regulatory liability and litigation.



In the News

March 18, 2015: Richard Sherwin was quoted in “Why is US attorney general such a controversial job?” BBC News

March 16, 2015: Jacob Sherkow was quoted in “A CRISPR Solution to ‘Bubble Boy’ Disease?” KQED

March 7, 2015: Ari Waldman gave a talk, “The Role of Trust in Sharing Personal Information on Facebook: Quantitative Data” at the Internet Law Works-In-Progress conference hosted by Santa Clara University School of Law in Santa Clara, CA.

March 2015: Jacob Sherkow’s paper, “Law, History and Lessons in the CRISPR Patent Conflict” was published in Nature Biotechnology.

February 26, 2015: Jacob Sherkow’s letter to the editor, “Patent reform not ‘one size fits all,’” was published in response to “Patent legislation would slow biotechnology innovation.” San Jose Mercury News

Feb. 6, 2015: Ari Waldman delivered a talk on “Social Networks and the Line Between Public and Private in Intellectual Property law” and Jacob Sherkow spoke about “The History of Patenting Genetic Material” at the Works in Progress Intellectual Property (WIPIP) Symposium hosted at the US Patent and Trademark Office and sponsored by George Washington University Law School.

Jan. 27, 2015: Ari Waldman was interviewed by Life of the Law for a discussion of revenge porn and cyberharassment, the podcast audio and transcript of which is available at The program highlighted the work NYLS is doing to help victims of cyberharassment obtain justice.

Jan. 2015: Richard Chused published a law review article, The Legal Culture of Appropriation Art: The Future of Copyright in the Remix Age, 17 Tulane J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 163 (2014).

Nov. 19, 2014: Ari Waldman’s op-ed, “The Case for Uber Data Sharing,” was published in the Gotham Gazette. To read the article, click here. Ari also spoke to a gathering of TIAA-CREF lawyers and other employees from New York City; Charlotte, N.C.; and, and Denver, Colorado, about, among other things, what corporations can do to help address the problem of cyberbullying and online hate and harassment. He also talked about the work NYLS is doing to help victims of online harassment obtain justice.

Oct. 6, 2014: Ari Waldman was interviewed on The Short Answer in “Same-Sex Marriage Battle Isn’t Over Yet.” Wall Street Journal