Western Regional Webinar – All Regions Were Invited

DATE & TIME: October 22, 2010 10:00 am-11:30 am (Pacific Time)
TOPIC: Emerging Technologies and the Future of Law: Application to Judicial Education

During the National Association of State Judicial Educator Conference in San Antonio, Texas, attendees participated in a plenary session: Emerging Technologies and the Future of Law.  This session provided an overview of a series of technological revolutions, including genomics, nanotechnology, neuroscience, virtual reality, surveillance technologies, and enhancement technologies. Over the next decade, these revolutions will fundamentally change our lives as well as the practice of law.  Moreover, that session described pending technological revolutions, and provided examples of cases where these technologies are already entering the courtroom.

This webinar revisited and extended that discussion to how judicial educators might effectively incorporate the topic of emerging technologies into education programs for judges, attorneys, and court staff.

Gary E. Marchant, PhD JD
Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law & Ethics
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Executive Director, Center for Law, Science & Innovation
Professor, School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University

Co-sponsored by the NASJE Website & Technology Committee