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M/CLE and Panel Reading Material

Continuing Legal Education (M/CLE)

Yale Law School is an accredited provider for New York and California. Friday afternoon and Saturday morning panels will be worth 1.5 CLE credits in New York and 1.25 hours of MCLE credit in California for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys. (For CLE credit in other jurisdictions, please consult your local bar association.) If you want New York or California credit, you must sign up for M/CLE when registering.

The administrative cost for M/CLE is $45 per panel. Discounts or waivers of the M/CLE fee are available on a case-by-case basis to persons with demonstrated financial hardship.

You will be required to sign in on an attendance sheet at the panels and you will be asked to fill out an evaluation card after the panels too. For NY CLE crdit, you also must sign out at the end of the panel.  A certificate of attendance will be mailed to you after Alumni Weekend.

Panel Reading Material

We have asked the Alumni Weekend 2010 panel participants to submit written materials relevant to their panel topic. Please feel free to read these materials even if you are not seeking M/CLE credit.

Friday, October 8, 2010

3:30-4:45 PM

Science and the Three Branches of Government: How Congress, Courts, and Executive Branch Agencies Use (or Misuse!) Scientific Information

E. Donald Elliott, Strengthening Science’s Voice at EPA, 66 Law and Contemporary Problems 45 (Autumn, 2003).

Thomas McGarity & Wendy Wagner, Bending Science: How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research (Harvard U. Press 2008)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

9:30 -10:45 AM Panel Discussions (two concurrent sessions)

I. The CSI Effect? How Do Popular Conceptions of Criminal Proof Affect the Criminal Process

Jennifer L. Mnookin, The Courts, the NAS, and the Future of Forensic Science, Brooklyn Law Review, 75:4 (2010)

Tom R. Tyler, Viewing CSI and the Threshold of Guilt:  Managing Truth and Justice in Reality and Fiction, The Yale Law Journal, 115:1050 (2006)

Jennifer L. Mnookin, Of Black Boxes, Instruments, and Experts:  Testing the Validity of Forensic Science, Episteme: A Journal of Social Epistemology, Vol. 5:3, 2009, pp. 343-358

Recommended by Kate Stith:

Brandon L. Garrett, Peter J. Neufeld, Invalid Forensic Science Testimony and Wrongful Convictions, 95 VA L.R. 1 (March, 2009)

David Grann, Trial by Fire: Did Texas execute an innocent man? The New Yorker, Sept. 7, 2009  

The Hon. Harry T. Edwards, The Role of the Court in an age of Developing Science & Technology, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, May 6, 2010. 

Kit R. Roane, The CSI Effect, U.S. News and World Report (2005)

II. The Next Technological Revolution: The Legal Challenges Posed by Emerging Technologies from Nano to Neuro

Lori Andrews, Maxwell Mehlman, and Mark Rothstein, eds., Genetics: Ethics, Law and Policy (West Publishing, 3rd edition 2010)

Recommended by David Grewal:

Robert H. Carlson, Biology is Technology: The Promise, Peril, and New Business of Engineering Life (Harvard University Press 2010)

Drew Endy, Foundations for Engineering Biology, Nature 438: 449-453 (24 November 2005)

Mark A. Rothstein, Yu Cai, and Gary E. Marchant, The Ghost in our Genes:  Legal and Ethical Implications on Epigenetics, Health Matrix Vol. 19: 1 (2009)

Recommended by Susan M Wolf:

Susan M. Wolf et al., Managing Incidental Findings in Human Subjects Research: Analysis and Recommendations, 36 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 219 (2008).

On nanotechnology: Susan M. Wolf et al. eds., Symposium, Developing Oversight Approaches to Nanobiotechnology: The Lessons of History, 37 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 543 (2009).

On neuroscience: Go to the website for The Law & Neuroscience Project, supported by the MacArthur Foundation: http://www.lawneuro.org/

 11:00 AM-12:15 PM Panel Discussions (two concurrent sessions)

III. My Not So Private Life—Minority Report, Facebook, Google

Danielle Keats Citron, Fulfilling Government 2.0's Promise with Robust Privacy Protections, 78 George Washington Law Review, 822 (2010)

James Grimmelmann, Saving Facebook, Iowa Law Review, 94:1138 (2009)

Christine Jolls, Rationality and Consent in Privacy Law (draft article)

Frank A. Pasquale, Rankings, Reductionism, and Responsibility, 54 Clev. St. L. Rev. 115 (2006) (invited piece for symposium in honor of Margaret Jane Radin) (excerpted in Bellia, Post, & Berman's textbook Cyberlaw)

Frank A. Pasquale, Asterisk Revisited: Debating a Right of Reply on Search Results, 3 J. Bus. & Tech. L. 61 (2008) (invited piece for special symposium on search engines)

IV. Generations of Environmental Law—What Have We Done, What Remains To Be Done, and How and Who Should Tackle Those Challenges

Daniel C. Esty, Good Governance at the Supranational Scale:  Globalizing Administrative Law, The Yale Law Journal, 115:1490 (2006)