Volume 2, Issue 1

Chair’s Welcome

Practice Edge

BioBlurb

CPO Corner

E-Discovery and Digital Evidence Case Digest

Meet the Rainmakers

Nanotechnology for Promise or Peril?

• SciStatus Update

• Shifting Strategies for Protecting Music Online

 

SECTION NEWS

• ABA Annual Meeting SciTech Events & CLE Programs

• Call to Action: CTC3 Articles Sought!

• Connect with SciTech's Linked In Group

• Join SciTech's Facebook Fan Page

Order Forensic Science for the 21st Century

Outreach in Abu Dhabi

• Register for Digital Law Conference

• Student Testimonial

 

Calendar/clE

2009 ABA Annual Meeting
Swissotel Chicago
July 29 - August 2, 2009


Seven Secrets Every Lawyer Must Know to Thrive, Even in a Recession
August 25, 2009 - August 25, 2009
Format: Teleconference

Domestic Protection of Cleantech IP
September 15, 2009 - September 15, 2009
Format: Teleconference

ABA Connection on Food Safety
September 15, 2009
Sponsored by ABA Journal and ABE Center on CLE

Arming for the Cleantech Revolution: The United States Prepares Landmark Federal and State Legislation to Save the Climate and the Economy
September 29, 2009
Teleconference

Digital Law Conference
September 23-24, 2009
San Jose, CA

BOOK STORE

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The SciTech Lawyer

 The Section’s quarterly magazine features practical and timely articles on a diverse range of science and technology law issues. This issue focuses on biosecurity.

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The SciTech e-Merging News is published quarterly as a Section member benefit. Click here to join the Section. The material published reflects the views of the authors and has not been approved by the Section of Science & Technology Law, the House of Delegates or the Board of Governors of the ABA. © 2009 American Bar Association. All rights reserved.

In This Issue

CHAIR'S WELCOME by RUTH HILL BRO

What Pays the Best Interest?

In these trying financial times, it is difficult to find any investment that provides a good rate of return.  Yet, there is one investment that has proven time after time to hold its value. 
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Practice Edge

BioBlurb

The Biotechnology Law Committee's regular update publishes a roundup of hyperlinks to current legal, business, regulatory, and scientific developments in the industry.

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CPO Corner

An interview with Catherine Kurtz, the global data privacy officer of Sterling Commerce, Inc. She states "whether within the United States or abroad, answers are rarely clear in this complex arena of state and federal laws and regulations as well as industry standards."

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E-Discovery and Digital Evidence Case Digest

Six decisions, including one from the U.S. Supreme Court appearing to extend the Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause protection holding in Crawford v. Washington.

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Meet the Rainmakers

The Section's Cleantech and Climate Change Co-Chair Susan MacCormac is featured in the July 2009 issue of Law Practice Today. She shares her career advancement insights. Reprinted with permission from Law Practice Today.

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Nanotechnology for Promise or Peril?

The Section was pleased to print the 2009 Student Writing Contest first place winner's article by Ishna Neamatullah, JD Candidate at Suffolk University Law School, in the Summer issue of The SciTech Lawyer. Click here to read Neamatullah's article.


Taylor A. Pierce, a JD/MPH Candidate in Public Health Administration and Policy at the University of Minnesota, was awarded an honorable mention. Pierce's article explores how notechnology involves science and engineering at the scale of 1-100 nanometers (nm) where nanoscale materials exhibit novel properties such as increased strength.

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SciStatus Update

The Obama administration is planning to use the National Security Agency to screen Internet traffic between government agencies and the private sector.
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Shifting Strategies for Protecting Music Online

In May 2008, the court in Lenz v. Universal Music held that website content owners have a responsibilitity to consider the Fair Use Doctrine in detereming whether to issue a DMCA takedown notice. Record labels are shifting from law suits toward a "graduated approach."

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Section News

ABA Annual Meeting SciTech Events & CLE Programs

The Section of Science & Technology Law is pleased to invite you to celebrate our 35th anniversary during the 2009 ABA Annual Meeting.
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Call to Action: CTC3 Articles Sought!
The Cleantech and Climate Change Committee seeks articles for the first issue of their electronic newsletter. Submissions for the fall issue are due September 15th to
MOstrau@fenwick.com and sean.brady@mac.com
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Connect with SciTech's Linked In Group

Network with fellow Section members online to share resources, news and opportunities.
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Join SciTech's Facebook Fan Page
Connect online with other ABA Section of Science & Technology Law members.

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Order Forensic Science for the 21st Century

The proceedings of the Forensic Science for the 21st Century: The National Academy of Sciences Report and Beyond Conference, held at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law on April 3rd & 4th, are finally available.
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Outreach in Abu Dhabi

At the invitation of the Section of Science & Technology Law and the ABA's Rule of Law Initiative, former Section Chair Richard L. Field represented the ABA as the keynote speaker at the 17th Annual Conference on Electronic Transactions (E-Commerce and E-Government) in Abu Dhabi in May, 2009.
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Register for Digital Law Conference

The Digital Law Conference is September 23-24, 2009 at the San Jose Convention Center. It is the event for legal professionals whose companies or clients are currently or may in the near future be influenced by the adoption and use of digital technologies.
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Student Testimonial

Getting involved with an ABA committee will enhance your law school experience in numerous ways.  Even if you think you don’t have time, there are opportunities you can fit into a busy schedule, and are well worth the effort.  Here is a sampling of my work with the Biotech Committee.
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