Professors Jacob Sherkow and Ari Ezra Waldman will speak at the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s inaugural Junior Faculty Forum for Law and STEM early next month. The event will highlight outstanding junior faculty who are pursuing interdisciplinary research at the boundary of law and Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM).
Professors Sherkow and Waldman are among just seven legal academics selected from universities nationwide to present. Presenting scholars were chosen on a blind basis after submitting research papers.
Both professors are affiliated with the Innovation Center for Law and Technology. Professor Waldman is Director of the Innovation Center. At the forum, he will speak about his article “Designing Without Privacy,” which is forthcoming in the Houston Law Review and which won the Best Paper Award at the 2017 Privacy Law Scholars Conference, the highest academic award in the field of privacy law. The article makes the case for building privacy protections into new technologies early in the design process. Professor Sherkow will present on “Cancer’s IP,” his forthcoming article in the North Carolina Law Review. His article explores the intellectual property and information policy issues raised by public-private partnerships to fund biomedical research, such as the “Cancer Moonshot.”
The forum will be held each fall at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, or Stanford Law School.