Science & Technology Law Section

The mission of the ABA Science & Technology Law Section is to provide leadership on emerging issues at the intersection of law, science, and technology; to promote sound policy and public understanding on such issues; and to enhance the professional development of its members.

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Join today and explore the work of our committees in the Interdisciplinary, Life Sciences, and Privacy, Security, and Emerging Technology Divisions.

January 19, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET

Schrems II: Impacts on companies using the Privacy Shield Framework and Standard Contractual Clauses

The Schrems II decision affected a large number of companies transferring personal data to the United States from the European Union. Schrems II invalidated the Privacy Shield Framework and provided additional guidance to using Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) for transfers. Companies using the Privacy Shield Framework and SCCs must adapt to this change to avoid fines under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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February 3, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET

How to get hired as a privacy professional

Looking for a job as a privacy professional? Learn from experts on how to stand out from the pool of applicants, where to look for a job, and much more.

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SciTech membership gives you the inside track on the latest scientific and technological developments.

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Get involved with discussion groups and network with your peers through SciTech Connect. Receive committee newsletters and other information specific to your area of interest to stay on top of cutting-edge scientific and technological developments.

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Tools to move your practice forward amid Covid-19

The American Bar Association has created a member-focused, solutions-oriented website that seeks to provide lawyers, law students and legal professionals valuable insights and practical tools to help them navigate the legal profession’s emerging needs in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Antitrust in Healthcare Virtual Conference - February 10-12, 2021

An expert faculty of leading government attorneys, private counsel representing both plaintiffs and defendants, international enforcers, and economists will provide practical advice, insights, and policy recommendations. Please join us to receive the most timely and significant information on key antitrust issues affecting the healthcare industry. This program is co-sponsored by the Science & Technology Law Section.

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SciTech Summer Series - Thankful Thursdays

A big "Thank You" to all of the panelists who presented awesome programs during Thankful Thursday Member Appreciation series. And a "Thank You" to all of the SciTech members who joined the live programs. If you were not able to attend or would like to watch a program again, please visit the SciTech Summer Series Rewind page to hear/watch the recordings and view the PowerPoint presentations.

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2020 Annual Meeting Update From Section Delegates William Baker and Richard Field

The ABA Select Committee Report was prepared to aid House of Delegates members in informing their constituencies about actions of the House and other highlights of the 2020 Annual Meeting. The report is comprehensive and identifies the scope and diversity of matters considered by the House. Included also are links to speeches of the Officers, remarks by John G. Levi, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Legal Services Corporation, and to the final adopted language of Resolutions with Reports.

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SciTech is the sort of place that breathes life into the practice of law, lightens the load, and provides a sense of community. Ever focused on the future, SciTech not only takes on first-of-their kind issues with an unmatched theoretical vigor, but also delivers practical, hands-on value to members, whether it's internet of things, biotech, cleantech, scientific evidence, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, drones, medical devices, cloud computing, outer space, or healthcare technology and medical devices.

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