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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.

April 17-19, 2024

Privacy and Emerging Technology Institute and Spring Meeting

Get the SciTech Edge by joining us at the ABA Science & Technology Law Section’s Spring Meeting, which will feature our new Privacy and Emerging Technology Institute (6.0 hours of CLE credit), other programming on the hottest scitech topics (more CLE credit, including ethics!), brainstorming sessions on issues that matter, networking events, and the Section’s 50th anniversary celebration.

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SciTech FY25 Appointments

The ABA Science & Technology Law Section (SciTech) Appointments Process for 2024-2025 is now open! To apply for a leadership position, submit your application by April 19, 2024.

Section Membership

Why Join SciTech?

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

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Section Sponsorship Opportunities

The Science & Technology Law Section (SciTech) would like you to explore becoming a Section Sponsor.

The SciTech Lawyer Magazine

Video Evidence

The Winter 2024 issue (Vol. 20, Issue 2) of The SciTech Lawyer includes articles on the veracity, interpretation, and presentation of video evidence and the lack of current guidance for video evidence in courts.

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Artificial Intelligence Essentials from Past Issues of The SciTech Lawyer Magazine

Artificial intelligence (AI) is here, and it’s changing everything everywhere all at once in ways that lawyers cannot afford to ignore. Enjoy these AI articles from the recent past issues of The SciTech Lawyer Magazine.

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Task Force on the Law and Artificial Intelligence

Impact of AI on the Legal Profession

ABA President Mary Smith announces creation of the ABA Task Force on Law and Artificial Intelligence. As the national voice for the legal profession, the ABA must play a leadership role in helping to identify for the legal community the benefits and risks of continually changing AI and machine-learning systems and capabilities.

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We’ve Changed Our LinkedIn Presence: Join Us!

The Section has changed our LinkedIn presence. To keep in touch with the Section's news and activities, please join our Section’s company profile page.

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Great Networking Opportunities with ABA Communities

A place to network, exchange ideas, get advice, receive information specific to your area of interest to stay on top of cutting-edge scientific and technological developments, and interact with fellow SciTech lawyers and legal professionals who share similar areas of interest with you.

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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.

Jurimetrics Journal

Scholarly publication delivered quarterly to SciTech members. Jurimetrics Journal is produced by the ABA Section of Science & Technology and the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University.

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As a SciTech member, you get access to our podcast library on hot topics and emerging issues!

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.

Get the SciTech Edge!

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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