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Prior to publishing its annual University of Massachusetts Roundtable Symposium Law Journal, the UMass Law Review hosts a symposium conference: a forum for discussion and debate on legal trends and issues.

Annual Symposium 2019

On March 28, 2019, the UMass Law Review hosted Navigating a New Reality: A multi-platform look at media and the law.


Welcome - Dean Eric Mitnick

Opening Remarks - Jeremiah A. Ho, Associate Professor of Law, University of Massachusetts School of Law

Communication Platforms: Media Engagement in Politics & Government Panel - Representative Christopher M. Markey, Massachusetts House of Representatives; Partner, Markey & Gauvin; Jillian E. Fennimore, Director of Communications, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office; Dee H. DeQuattro, Esq., Director of Development and Legal Services, Operation Stand Down Rhode Island; and Peter N. Ubertaccio, Dean of the Tom & Donna May School of Arts & Sciences, Stonehill College

Virtual Platforms: Cyber Law Concerns in the Digital Age Panel - Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Intellectual Property Law Concentration, Suffolk University Law School; Hollie B. Lussier, Esq., Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer & General Counsel, Bristol County Savings Bank; and Representative Stephen R. Ucci, Rhode Island House of Representatives; Counsel, Adler, Pollock & Sheehan

Entertainment Platforms: Creativity in an Evolving Regulatory Environment Panel - Richard Kent Berger, Esq., Professor, UMass Lowell; Attorney, Berkent, PC; Bryan L. Adamson, Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law; visiting Professor of Clinical Law, University of Michigan School of Law; Richard E. Kühn III, Professor, Roger Williams University; Attorney, Kühn Law

Keynote Speaker - Richard P. Flaggert, Esq., Partner, DLA Piper

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