80th Law Review Publishing Anniversary Symposium

Date and Times: 
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

Location: 
Reed Smith Centre
225 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA


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Panel 1

Legislation, Regulation, and Public Policy: This panel will examine the current landscape of FCC regulation and proposed federal legislation and regulation, alongside related administrative law issues. The panel will also discuss state net neutrality efforts, federalism concerns, and preemption litigation.

  • Moderator: Judge D. Michael Fisher, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Distinguished Jurist in Residence at Pitt Law
  • Daniel Lyons – Boston College Law School
  • Catherine Sandoval – Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Doug Brake – Information Technology and Innovation Foundation 
  • James Donahue – Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office

Panel 2

Economic Impact: This panel will discuss the impact of the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality on the telecommunications industry, consumers, and related markets. Topics covered will include traditional net neutrality economics issues, as well as Zero Rating, VoIP vs. TDM, and the Internet of Bodies. The panel will feature and EU Speaker sponsored by Pitt Law Center for International Legal Education, to bring a comparative perspective.

  • Moderator: Prof. Jacqueline Lipton, Pitt Law
  • Andrea Matwyshyn – Northeastern University School of Law
  • Đorđe Krivokapić – University of Belgrade 
  • Barbara Cherry – Indiana University Media School
  • Robert Gastner – Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

Panel 3

Access to Information, Privacy Implications, and Ethics: This panel will discuss impact of the repeal of net neutrality on the public’s access to the market of ideas and information, through the voice of leading scholars on constitutional, consumer protection, and social justice issues. This discussion will also incorporate concerns for consumers’ data privacy, as well as broader philosophical questions regarding net neutrality and human rights.

  • Moderator: Prof. David Hickton, Pitt Law and founding director of University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security
  • Arturo J. Carrillo – George Washington University Law School
  • Raymond Ku – Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Matthew Meade – Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
  • Jon Peha – Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering

Panel 4

Net Neutrality and Practical Issues for the Region: This local panel will explore the implications of the above-discussed issues and their effects in our greater region, as well as the implications for practitioners navigating these evolving and unsettled issues. The panel will feature scholarly voices from Pittsburgh.

  • Moderator: Richard Graham, Reed Smith LLP
  • Yun-Oh Whang – University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business
  • Agnieszka McPeak – Duquesne University School of Law
  • Martin Weiss – University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information
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