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AUWCL Faculty Launches Practical Resources for Law Students on the Law of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
In mid-July, Professor Walter Effross, the initiator and faculty advisor of AUWCL’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Legal Issues Group, launched the website, Blockchain for Law Students.
The site identifies ten practical ways in which learning about this new technology, and its far-ranging applications and implications, will enhance students’ law school experience and career opportunities. It provides an annotated list of key resources, many of which are available online at no charge; summarizes the current case law concerning blockchain and cryptocurrency; lists a wide variety of legal issues, and source materials analyzing them; categorizes, and provides examples of, major types of participants in the blockchain economy; and suggests law school courses relevant to practicing in this area. View Website
PIJIP Profs. Sean Flynn, Peter Jaszi and Michael Carroll were among seven law professors and practitioners who jointly drafted comments on pending South African copyright legislation from the Copyright User Rights Network and Creative Commons.Read more
PIJIP Director Michael Carroll served on an ad hoc committee under the N.A.S. Board on Research Data and Information which has completed a study on the challenges of broadening access to the results of scientific research, described as “open science.”Read more
One the the week of Jun 18, PIJIP Professor Christine Farley taught an intensive course in advanced trademark law to Trademark Examining Attorney at the Cuban Industrial Property Office.Read more