Speakers

Alumni Speaking Opportunities

Every year, JOLT hosts numerous events for the law school community. If you would be interested in speaking about your work, your research, or otherwise getting involved with the Journal, please contact jolt@law.harvard.edu.

Past Speakers

Congresswoman Katherine Clark (co-sponsored event with the Women’s Law Association) April 10, 2016
Robert Hacker (VP of Business and Legal Affairs for FOX Sports) March 30, 2016
Tiffany Tronko (VP and Assistant General Counsel at Pfizer in charge of the firm’s Trademark Group; brought in by Dale Cendali) November 1, 2015
Pam Samuelson (UC Berkeley) September 23, 2015
Auren Hoffman (CEO of LiveRamp) April 21, 2015
Parker Higgins (Director of Copyright Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation) March 23, 2015
Luke Dembosky (Deputy Assistant Attorney General) March 10, 2015
Joseph Loy (Partner in NY Office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP); Martin Galese (General Counsel for Formlabs, Inc) November 19, 2014
Brad Smith (Microsoft GC and Executive VP of Legal and Corporate Affairs) November 3, 2014
Liz Asai & Elliot Swart (Founders of 3Derm Sytems) October 21, 2014
John Carlin (Assistant Attorney General for National Security) October 9, 2014
Dr. Pushpa Kumar Lakshmanan (Faculty Associate at Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School) April 22, 2014
Gabriel Meister (HLS '98; Partner in the Technology Transactions Group (TTG) in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster LLP) April 21, 2014
William Fisher (WilmerHale Professor of Intellectual Property Law Harvard Law School; Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society); Pedro Paranaguá (Senior Legal Advisor for the Brazilian federal government on Intellectual Property) April 20, 2014
Alex Ewing (Wolf Greenfield patent lawyer; Harvard College '03; HLS '06); Michelle Nyei (Wolf Greenfield patent lawyer; MIT '04,'10,'13; HLS '07) April 9, 2014
Sarah Reed (General Counsel of Charles River); Bridgette Hylton (Founder of ShopHouseRag.com); Patricia Paul (Managing Director at a legal search consulting firm) March 25, 2014
Ben Wizner (Director of the ACLU's Project on Speech, Privacy and Technology; Edward Snowden's Legal Advisor) March 24, 2014
Andrew Bridges & Ken Myers (Attorneys at Fenwick & West LLP) March 9, 2014
Judge Lucy Koh (United States District Court, Northern District of California) March 5, 2014
Susan Crawford (John A. Reilly Visiting Professor in Intellectual Property at Harvard Law School; Professor at Cardozo Law School; contributor to Bloomberg View and Wired) March 3, 2014
Mark Wu (Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society) February 25, 2014
Michael Fertik (Founder of Reputation.com); Christopher Bavitz (Cyberlaw Clinic Managing Director) December 2, 2013
Bryant Walker Smith (Asistant Professor at Stanford School of Law; Fellow at Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law Schooll and Fellow at the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS)) November 17, 2013
John Williams (Partner in Boston Office of The Bridgespan Group; Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab) November 12, 2013
Steve Charkoudian, Bob Crawford, & Achal Oza (Attorneys at Goodwin Procter) November 3, 2013
Cindy Cohr (EFF Legal Director) October 29, 2013
Chase Madar (Author of "The Passion of Bradley Manning"); Yochai Benkler (Professor at HLS; witness for the defense in the Manning trial) October 8, 2013
Neil Flanzraich (Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab) September 29, 2013
Matt Kleiman (Professor of Law at BU; Chair of the Space Law Committee of the ABA Section on Science and Technology Law) September 23, 2013
J.H. Snider (President of iSolon.org) September 19, 2013

J.H. Snider: Updating Americans' First Amendment Right to Petition Their Government

Friday, September 20, 2013 12pm Wasserstein Hall, 1010

On Sept. 22, 2011, the White House launched its We the People petition website, which in the last two years has received tens of thousands of petitions and millions of signatures. How should the government implement the public.s First Amendment right to petition its government? What is it doing right and wrong?

Biography

J.H. Snider is the President of iSolon.org. He has been a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard Business School, the New America Foundation, at the Department of Political Science at Northwestern, and worked in the U.S. Senate as a Congressional fellow with the American Political Science Association. He has written two books, been published in national newspapers and magazines, and is a nationally recognized expert on e-democracy.

He has a Ph.D. in American Government from Northwestern University, an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and an undergraduate degree in Social Studies from Harvard College.

Video

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Heidi Keefe (Partner at Cooley) April 1, 2013
Andrew Bridges (Partner at Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley) March 3, 2013
Raj De (General Counsel for the National Security Agency) February 6, 2013
Dr. Arthur Cosby (William L. Giles Distinguished Professor at Mississippi State University; Director of Mississippi State University's Social Science Research Center) February 3, 2013
Molly Sauter (Berkman Center fellow and a graduate student in Comparative Media Studies at MIT) January 28, 2013
William F. Lee (Partner in WilmerHale's Litigation and IP departments, The American Lawyer's "Mr. IP,") November 25, 2012
William F. Patry (Senior Copyright Counsel of Google, Inc.) November 7, 2012
James Bessen (Boston University School of Law Professor and Berkman Fellow); Julie Samuels(Electronic Frontier Foundation Staff Attorney) October 31, 2012
Hank Greely (Director of the Program in Neuroethics at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics) October 24, 2012
Christopher Soghoian (Principal Technologist & Senior Policy Analyst with the Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project at the American Civil Liberties Union) October 23, 2012
Matt Kleiman (Corporate Counsel at Draper Laboratories in Cambridge; Professor of Law at BU; Chair of the Space Law Committee of the ABA Section on Science and Technology Law) October 1, 2012
Paul Egerman (CEO of eScription, Member, Health IT Policy Committee), Donald Rucker (VP & Chief Medial Officer, Siemens Healthcare USA), Peter Szolovits (MIT), Micky Tripathi (President & CEO, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative), Peter van der Goes (Managing Director & Co-Head of Healthcare M&A, Goldman Sachs), Michael J. Kennedy (Partner, Shearman & Sterling) - Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Healthcare IT Industry April 27, 2009
Thomas Lehrman (Founder & CEO of Boliven) - The Business of Technology March 31, 2009
Prof. Charles Nesson - Online Poker and File-Sharing: Civil Liberties in Cyberspace March 1, 2009
Chris Riley, Policy Counsel, Free Press - Comcast, BitTorrent, and Network Neutrality February 11, 2009 Video
Irell & Manella Event - Who Owns Reality? Many. None. - Featuring Morgan Chu, Elliot Brown, and Jane Shay Wald December 1, 2008
Jones Day ITC Patent Litigation Event November 19, 2008
Judge William Sessions (Former Director of the FBI) November 12, 2008
Dale Cendali (Partner, O'Melveny & Myers & Attorney for J.K. Rowling) November 5, 2008
Christian Hicks (Founder of Elysium Digital) September 24, 2008
John Simson (Executive Director, SoundExchange) April 15, 2008
Margaret Peterlin (Deputy Director of the US Patent & Trademark Office) April 2, 2008
David Hornik, August Capital: Venture Capital January 14, 2008
Debate: Do terminally ill patients have a due process right to experimental drugs? Abigail Alliance v. Eschenbach November 11, 2007
Tarleton Gillespie: Copyright, DRM, & the Schools November 7, 2007
Judge Timothy Dyk, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit October 8, 2007
Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith, “Innovation, Interoperability & Intellectual Property” March 7, 2007
Panel: Keeping Pace with Technological Change in the Healthcare Industry January 16, 2007
1L Job Panel November 28, 2006
Ray Kurzweil: Early in the Twenty-First Century, Intelligence will Underlie Everything of Value October 31, 2006

Ray Kurzweil: Early in the Twenty-First Century, Intelligence will Underlie Everything of Value

Wednesday, November 1, 7pm Langdell North

Book signing from 6:30-7:00pm. Ray's books will be available for purchase, including his recent bestseller, "The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology."

Ray's presentation will feature a state-of-the-art technology demonstration.

Biography

Ray Kurzweil has been described as "the restless genius" by the Wall Street Journal, and "the ultimate thinking machine" by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States. Continued

Intellectual Property Law in China October 10, 2006

Intellectual Property Law in China

Wednesday, October 11, 5-7pm

This panel will look at recent changes and developments in intellectual property law in China and the impacts that these changes have had on the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Speakers

Claire Reade Chief Counsel for China Trade Enforcement  

Recently appointed to the position of Chief Counsel for China Trade Enforcement by U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab, Mrs. Reade is responsible for coordinating USTR's efforts to ensure China's compliance with its international trade commitments, particularly its WTO obligations and the important commitments that China has made within the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT). Mrs. Reade also co-chairs USTR's newly formed China Enforcement Task Force.

Previously, Reade was a senior partner at the law firm of Arnold & Porter where she was a leading international trade litigator since 1982. Reade has represented U.S. and foreign clients in major international trade disputes on a wide variety of international market access and other trade issues.

Reade is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a former chair of the American Bar Association International Trade Law Section, a former chair of the ABA Council on Asia, and a frequent speaker on international trade law issues. An honors graduate of Harvard Law School, Reade also holds a Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. After graduating from Harvard, Reade spent 1979 -1980 in Taipei, Taiwan, studying Chinese dispute resolution procedures under a Harvard Sheldon Fellowship, pursuing her studies in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese.    

Professor Jingxia Shi University of International Business & Economics  

Prof. & Dr. Jingxia Shi earned her LL.B in 1992, Ph.D in Law (1998) from Wuhan University, China, before she commenced her teaching career in the Law School of China University of International Business & Economics (UIBE) in August 1998. She received the title of full Professorship in late 2002 as the youngest Professor in UIBE due to outstanding academic achievements and excellent teaching records.

Dr. Shi has taught in the fields of WTO law, transnational corporation law, private international law, international and comparative insolvency law. Her research interests focus on the legal issues in international investment and trade with a large amount of publications with respect to WTO trade in services and cross-border insolvency, telecommunication law, TRIPs and IPR protection in China and abroad. She is a former member of drafting committee of the Enterprises Bankruptcy Law of the PRC which was promulgated in late August 2006. Dr. Shi once stayed at the Center for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), University of London (2000) and Law School of NYU (2003-04) as a visiting researcher. She will receive her LL.M degree from Yale Law School in 2007.   

Anthony Zeuli Partner at Merchant & Gould  

Tony is a trial lawyer specializing in Intellectual Property litigation, including patent and trademark litigation. He also has considerable experience before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Tony has handled patent and copyright litigation in China for multiple clients. He writes a regular column on IP law for the publication Bench & Bar as well as periodic articles and talks on issues related to patent litigation, especially patent claim construction. Prior to joining Merchant & Gould, Tony was a physics engineer at Argonne National Laboratory, where he was involved in numerous engineering projects associated with the study of nuclear physics.   

Moderator

Professor William Alford, Harvard Law School

Click here for Professor Alford's biographical information   

Revenge of the Female Nerds November 9, 2005
Regina Lynn: The Sexual Revolution 2.0: Technology, Your Sex Life, and The Law April 3, 2005
EFF v. RIAA: Grokster, INDUCE, and the Future of Innovation November 15, 2004
Mark Webbink, General Counsel, RedHat October 17, 2004 Redhat
Gavin Clarkson April 21, 2004
JOLT Spring Symposium: Evolving Media March 29, 2004
Hiibel Moot Court March 8, 2004 Papers, Please!
Darl McBride February 1, 2004
Eben Moglen February 22, 2004 Bio
Howard J. Bashman January 11, 2004 Bio
2003 Law and Technology Career Panel September 28, 2003
Interweaving New Technologies, Society, and Law Professor Charles Nesson, Moderator February 25, 2003
Cloning and Bioethics Panel January 21, 2003
Intellectual Property Rights in China Professor Daniel Chow November 21, 2002
Paper Discussion: A Patent Policy for Global Diseases: U.S. and International Legal Issues Jean Lanjouw November 6, 2002
Overcoming Agoraphobia: Building the Commons of the Digitally Networked Environment Professor Yochai Benkler October 21, 2002