2018-2019 Symposium

Regulating the Unregulatable
Thursday, February 20, 2019, at Vanderbilt Law School

At this symposium, legal experts will convene at Vanderbilt Law School to discuss how the protection of societal interests will require regulations that evolve at a pace that matches rapidly evolving technology. Our symposium will bring together top industry members, academics, and stakeholders to discuss this issue.

The event will take place on a single day and will involve the following panels: (1) regulatory theory generally; (2) financial technology; (3) data privacy; and (4) online intermediaries and copyright protection. The first panel will discuss the concept of proactive regulation with respect to uncertain and evolving risks, while the other three panels will focus on specific applications of such regulation.

Our keynote address will be delivered by Professor Henry T. Greely, who specializes in the ethical, legal, and social implications of biomedical technologies, particularly those related to neuroscience, genetics, and stem cell research. Professor Greely chairs the steering committee for the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and directs both the law school’s Center for Law and the Biosciences and the Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society, while also frequently serving as an advisor on California, national, and international policy issues.

This event is free and open to the public.

Visitors should park in the Terrace Place Garage, spaces 41-92, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Terrace Place, or the Wesley Place Garage, spaces 52-170, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Scarritt Place. Parking costs range from $4.00 to $12.00 at these garages. Both are within walking distance of the law school.