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Lecturer in Law Jan Jacobowitz Presents on Social Media and the Practice of Law

Jan Jacobowitz

Lecturer in Law Jan L. Jacobowitz was a panelist on the West Palm Beach Bar Association’s Side Bar Series program on social media discovery. Her presentation was based upon her recent law review article, “The Social Media Frontier: Exploring a New Mandate for Competence in the Practice of Law.” Jacobowitz is the Director of the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP), a 2012 recipient of the ABA’s E. Smythe Gambrell Award---the leading national award for a professionalism program. She has presented more than one hundred PREP Ethics CLE Seminars and has written and been a featured speaker or panelist on topics such as Legal Ethics in Social Media, Attorney Advertising, Mindful Ethics and Cultural Awareness in the Practice of Law. She teaches Mindful Ethics: Professional Responsibility for Lawyers in the Digital Age, Government Ethics, and Social Medial and the Law.

Visiting Research Scholar Madeleine Plasencia Publishes Article in the University of Miami Law Review

Visiting Research Scholar Madeleine Plasencia published an article titled “No Right to Lie, Cheat, or Steal: Public Good v. Private Order” in the University of Miami Law Review. Her research interests include dealing with the intersections of tort and contract law and tort and securities law, focusing on the common law concept of deceit as it informs the evolution of legal principles across these different substantive fields. Professor Plasencia's published works include Privacy and the Constitution as well as numerous law review articles.

Professor Markus Wagner Provides Expert Testimony on Drones

Markus Wagner

Professor Markus Wagner was invited to provide expert testimony in the Council of Europe’s Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights on the compatibility of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) with international humanitarian law and international human rights law. Among the three experts touching on these and other matters was also Ben Emmerson, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism. Professor Wagner’s recent scholarship has focused on the development of autonomous weaponry and its compatibility with international humanitarian law and various aspects of international economic law.