Innovation Policy Colloquium


Professors Jane Anderson and Jason Schultz
Spring 2020
Wednesdays, 2:10-4:00 pm, Furman Hall, Room 110
Thursdays, 4:00-5:50 pm, Vanderbilt Hall, Room 208

3 credits

The Colloquium on Innovation Policy focuses each year on different aspects of the law’s role in promoting creativity, invention, and new technology.

This year, we are taking an interdisciplinary approach to studying intellectual property with a particular emphasis on topics, perspectives and fields of study that have been traditionally excluded, including critical race theory, algorithmic bias, political economy, Indigenous data sovereignty, colonialism, science and technology studies, traditional knowledge, and biological and cultural heritage collections. In approaching these through an interdisciplinary lens, we will bring different methodologies for understanding IP and its effects within broader social contexts with a deliberate attention to historically marginalized populations.

The Colloquium has two components. In one, leading thinkers are invited to present recent work. In the other, we read background materials relevant to each speaker's presentation. The Colloquium also provides each student with the opportunity to write and present an independent research paper.

Spring 2020 Schedule of Presenters

Thursday, FEBRUARY 6
Stephanie Russo Carroll, Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona

Thursday, FEBRUARY 13
Michelle Dizon
, Filmaker, Writer, Theorist, and Educator

Thursday, MARCH 26
Pham Minh-Ha
, Pratt Institute

Thursday, APRIL 2
Rebecca Tsosie
, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona

Thursday, APRIL 9
Anjali Vats
, Boston College

Thursday, APRIL 16
Maui Hudson
, The University of Waikato

Pending approval, 2 New York CLE credits in the Area of Professional Practice will be given to both experienced and newly attorneys (those admitted to the New York Bar for less than two years) and is presented in traditional (in person) format.

Questions about the Colloquium should be addressed to Nicole Arzt at or (212) 998-6013.