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         The University of Michigan Law School

 Drones and the Future: Innovation, Regulation and Privacy


Date: 02/19/2015
Time: 11:50 AM to 12:50 PM
Contact: in den Berken,Gregory Byron

Location: Hutchins Hall 120

Description: The Federalist Society will host Professor Gregory McNeal from Pepperdine University for a lunch talk titled “Drones and the Future: Innovation, Regulation and Privacy.” Professor McNeal will discuss why Google, Amazon, and other innovators are becoming involved with drones, why the Federal Aviation Administration is pushing back, and provide an overview of the regulatory difficulty surrounding drone technology. He will also discuss the privacy concerns surrounding drones, and provide his thoughts on the path forward.

Professor McNeal is a tenured professor of law and public policy at Pepperdine University, a Forbes contributor, and a blogger for the Yale Journal of Regulation. He has testified before Congress about the legal and policy issues associated with drones, aided state legislators in drafting legislation related to drones, and serves as a voting member of the ASTM technical committee creating scientific standards to govern drones and their operation. His articles have been published by the Georgetown Law Journal, the Northwestern University Law Review, The Washington & Lee Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, among others, and he is currently writing a book about national security to be published by Oxford University Press and a treatise about Cybersecurity and Privacy. You can find him on Twitter @GregoryMcNeal.

Lunch will be served!