Big Data, National Security, and the Fourth Amendment Focus of March 24-25 Conference

On March 24-25, the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal will host scholars from across the country for a conference titled "Big Data, National Security and the Fourth Amendment." Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend the event which will be held at the National Center for State Courts, adjacent to William & Mary Law School, at 300 Newport Avenue in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Participants will address topics such as "Encryption and Dark Spaces: The Stakes and the Role and Responsibility of Private Actors"; "National Security and Cyberspace"; "Power and the Constraints of Police in an Age of Big Data"; and "Cyber Policing." Visit the event website for a detailed schedule.

The journal will publish articles by the participants in an issue to be released in December 2017. If you plan to attend, RSVP to Will Cooke JD '17 at [[w|wwcooke]].

"We are excited to bring to campus some of the nation's leading experts on the Fourth Amendment, big data, and national security," said Benjamin Ellis J.D. '17, the journal's executive articles editor. "The topic is particularly timely given the daily struggles that courts and policymakers face when balancing the importance of data privacy with the need for terrorist surveillance and public safety."

Participants will include:

Professor Monu Bedi, DePaul University College of Law;

 Professor Jeffrey Bellin, William & Mary Law School;

 Professor Susan W. Brenner, University of Dayton School of Law;

 Professor Geoffrey S. Corn, South Texas College of Law Houston;

 Professor Jennifer Daskal, American University Washington College of Law;

 Professor Adam M. Gershowitz, William & Mary Law School;

 Professor Rebecca Green, William & Mary Law School;

 Professor Stephen E. Henderson, The University of Oklahoma College of Law;

 Professor Margaret Hu, Washington & Lee University School of Law;

 Professor Elizabeth E. Joh, University of California, Davis, School of Law;

 Professor Jeffrey Kahn, SMU Dedman School of Law;

 Professor Mary P. Leary, Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law;

 Professor Paul Marcus, William & Mary Law School;

Professor Caren Morrison, Georgia State University College of Law;

 Professor Paul Ohm, Georgetown University Law Center;

 Professor Richard M. Re, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law

 Professor Jackson Sasser, College of William & Mary

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