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Investigating jurors through social. Criminalizing social media usage. Social media as an agent for social change. Pace Law Review will host a symposium on social media and social justice on Friday, March 28.

Many of us spend our days focused on social media. On March 28, spend a full day on social media and justice as Pace Law School hosts the Pace Law Review Symposium from 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. at the New York State Judicial Institute in White Plains.

Panels, which feature a series of lawyers, professors, and experts from around the world, address social media as it relates to courtroom, civil, courtside, criminal, and other forms of justice. Some topics that will be addressed include investigating jurors through social media; anarchy, status updates, and utopia; social movements; and athletes use of social media.

The general cost to attend the day-long symposium is $175, but the event is free for Pace students. For additional information on the symposium, please contact Professor Leslie Garfield at

Additional details *subject to change*:

Panel 1: Social Media and Courtroom Justice (9:10 a.m.–10:10 a.m.)
John Browning, Partner, Lewis Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Prosecutorial Misconduct in the Digital Age

Nicole Booth-Perry, Associate Professor, Florida A&M University College of Law
Friends of Justice; How Social Media Impacts the Public Perception of the Provision of Justice.

Caren Morrison, Assistant Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law
Investigating Jurors through Social Media

Moderator: Jason Zenor, Assistant Professor, School of Communications, SUNY Oswego

Panel 2: Social Media and Civil Justice (10:20 a.m.–11:35 a.m.)
Victoria Diana Baranetsky, First Amendment Fellow, The New York Times
Is Social Media a New Government Agency?

James Grimmelmann, Professor of Law, University of Maryland Frances King Carey School of Law
Anarchy, Status Updates, and Utopia

Tal Zarsky, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa–Haifa Center for Law and Technology and Niva Elkin-Koren, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa–Haifa Center for Law and Technology
Social Justice, Social Norms, and Governance of Social Media

Moderator: Horace Anderson, Professor of Law, Pace Law School

Keynote Speaker (11:45 a.m.–12:35 p.m.)
Darren Hutchinson, Professor of Law, Stephen C. O’Connell Chair, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Social Movements 2.0: Can Social Media Facilitate Social Change?

Lunch (12:35 p.m.–1:30 p.m.)

Panel 3: Social Media and Courtside Justice (1:30 p.m.–2:20 p.m.)
Raizel Liebler, Head of Faculty Scholarship Initiatives, The John Marshall Law School and Keidra Chaney, Editor, The Learned Fangirl
On and Off the Court: Ownership and Control of Athlete Social Media Accounts

Meg Penrose, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law
Shut Up and Play: A Constitutional Analysis of First Amendment Rights of College Athletes to Use Social Media

Moderator: Mary Duty, Esq.

Panel 4: Social Media and Criminal Justice (2:25 p.m.–3:25 p.m.)
Daniel Harawa, Associate, Covington & Burling LLP
The Thought Police, Criminalizing Social Media Usage

Thaddeus Hoffmeister, Professor of Law, University of Dayton School of Law
Social Media and the Rise of the Virtual Deputy

Audrey Rogers, Professor of Law, Pace University School of Law
Shamed to Death: Bullying and Pornography

Moderator: Elizabeth Lynch, Senior Staff Attorney, MFY Legal Services, Inc.

Panel 5: Social Media, Liberties, and Justice (3:35 p.m.–4:50 p.m.)
Anita Bernstein, Anita and Stuart Subotnick Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
Abuse and Harassment Diminish Free Speech

Elaine Chiu, Professor of Law, St. John’s University School of Law
Personal Information Involuntarily Made Public: Protecting Women with Existing Practices

John Humbach, Professor of Law, Pace University School of Law
How to Write a Constitutional “Revenge Porn” Law

Diane Zimmerman, Samuel Tilden Professor of Law Emerita, New York University School of Law
Social Media and Copyright Law; Coexisting in a Single World

Moderator: Ann Bartow, Professor of Law, Pace Law School