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Professor Kalir Discusses Supreme Court Term on WURD Radio Philadelphia

Clinical Professor of Law Doron Kalir was recently interviewed by Charles Ellison on WURD Radio Philadelphia on the recent Supreme Court Term. The conversation spanned various issues from Justice Ginsburg’s current health condition to Chief Justice Roberts’ move to the Court’s center, and from DACA, abortion rights, and LGBTQ’s recent opinions to the significance of federal judicial nominations. This has been Professor Kalir’s fourth appearance on the show.

Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection, Cybersecurity Conference, and Resources

Cyber Law is “the area of law dealing with the use of computers and the Internet and the exchange of communications and information thereon, including related issues concerning such communications and information as the protection of intellectual property rights, freedom of speech, and public access to information” ( (citing Webster’s New World Law Dictionary)).

Cybersecurity, privacy, and information management raise a constellation of critical issues facing every business, governmental/national security, health delivery, retail, and educational entity. Insecure and poorly managed information systems pose significant risks to critical assets and can result in significant legal liability and reputational injuries.  

The Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection takes a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary approach to address privacy and cyber-risk management concerns. Through innovative programming, training and practical research, the Center:

  • Builds partnerships bridging organizational, professional and political divisions
  • Integrates technical, legal, and business perspectives
  • Creates dialogue between government agencies and regulated entities
  • Promotes creative legal, technical, managerial and regulatory approaches to security and privacy

The Center provides opportunities for law students to equip themselves via coursework, externships, and research for the myriad new permanent positions developing in this field.

The Center is hosting the 2020 Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Conference 2020 online this September.

Check out the library’s research guide: Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Guide

Impeachment Discussion Series Continues Monday

The next installment in the Impeachment Discussion Series will be held on Monday, November 18, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Learning Commons. The discussion will be led by Professors David Forte and Chris Sagers. This session will focus on the history of impeachment and on the latest news in the impeachment inquiry.

A C|M|Law Library Resource Guide has been compiled to complement the Discussion Series.  The Resource Guide provides information on, and links to, U.S. Constitution and U.S. Congressional materials, historical impeachment actions, and secondary sources.

Say Hi to C|M|Law’s Laura Ray at AALL

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual meeting begins this weekend in Baltimore, Maryland. Our own Laura Ray will be attending and is involved with two presentations at the conference:

Monday July 16, 10am

Strategies for Successful Independent Library Certificate and Educational Programming

Tuesday July 17, 8:30am

Biological Evidence for the Effective Use of Educational Technology

Laura also created a supporting libguide for the Biological Evidence presentation.

Baseball is Back in Town

While baseball has been back for a week, our hometown team has been on the road. In honor of their Home Opener today, we’re highlighting some of our baseball and sports-related material.

If you’re not sure where to start when researching a legal topic, research guides are a great place to go. The Library maintains a Sports and Entertainment Law Guide that lists important laws, cases, journals, and more.

The Library collection includes several books about baseball and the law. Bargaining with Baseball covers labor relations through 140 years of professional baseball history. The Baseball Trust discusses the series of court rulings that made baseball exempt from antitrust law. The Little White Book of Baseball Law examines cases involving broadcast contracts, injured spectators, rules of the game and more. One Man Out: Curt Flood versus Baseball tells the story of all-star center fielder Curt Flood, his challenge of the reserve clause and push for free agency. There are several more baseball-related titles and many more resources about sports law generally, just search our catalog.

C|M|Law’s Entertainment and Sports Law Association is a student organization dedicated to promoting these areas of study. The Association hosts events throughout the year, and there’s still time to register for the upcoming Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium, here at C|M|Law on April 13, 2018.