Volume 2, Issue 1

Chair’s Welcome

Practice Edge


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


• 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



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

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


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Section News

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, UAE on 19-20 May 2009.

The UAE joins other progressive countries in looking ahead to a national economy increasingly based on e-transactions. It is in the process of enacting laws to facilitate progress in this area, including Federal law no. (1) of the year 2006 in respect of the electronic transactions and commerce. Mr. Field addressed the challenges and benefits of creating laws suitable for the new economy, as well as current e-transaction "hot topics" in the U.S. He invited attendees to join the ABA and the Section.

The Conference was hosted by Dean Jassim Ali Salem Al Shamsi of the Law School of the University of the United Arab Emirates and was under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak AL Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research. It was sponsored by the Law School and the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research.

Conference materials are available at < http:slconf.uaeu.ac.ae>.