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.

SciTech Summer Series

Thankful Thursdays - Member Appreciation Programs

Join us every week at 1 pm ET for Thankful Thursdays, which run from June 18 through August 27. These informal programs are designed to share vital information about hot topics at the intersection of science, technology, and the law. Some programs will be 60 minutes packed with insights on need-to-know emerging issues, while others will be shorter presentations that serve as catalysts for discussion. Plus you’ll have a chance to meet and get to know other SciTech members at a time when all of us value connection more than ever.

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5th Annual National (Virtual) Institute on the Internet of Things (IoT)

Wednesdays in September

COVID-19 is having an unprecedented effect on our world and IoT. As people become more reliant on IoT as they work from remote locations, privacy and cybersecurity issues are escalating, and businesses are finding new incentives to accelerate digital initiatives as the world relies on technology more than ever. This stellar legal conference on IoT gives you the insights you need to practice in this world of disruption and transformation. Don’t miss the 5th annual blockbuster IoT National Institute – presented this year in a virtual format in convenient information-packed Fast Forward sessions, designed to get you up to speed on the hottest IoT issues.

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Artificial Intelligence and Robotics National (Virtual) Institute 2020

Wednesdays in October

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the electricity of the 21st century and its legal implications are vast and challenging. AI is everywhere and impacts many things, including hospitals, consumer finance, transportation, retail, human rights, and privacy rights. As a result, your practice and your clients are affected by it every day. Get up to speed with the dramatic legal developments of artificial intelligence and robotics and learn insider tips on tackling these in your practice. As Yogi Berra once said, “The future ain't what it used to be."

Join the Science & Technology Law Section (SciTech)

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

Great Networking Opportunities

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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2020 Austin Midyear 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 Austin Midyear Meeting. This 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 The Honorable Nathan L. Hecht, President of the Conference of Chief Justices and the final adopted language of Resolutions with Reports.

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Why Join SciTech?

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

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Take the Lead In Shaping Technology Law for the Next Decade

The Science & Technology Law Section just completed a busy and exciting year. See the highlights from outgoing Section Chair William Baker’s presentation to the Section Council at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco in early August.


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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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