[PAST EVENT] Wythe Lecture: Professor Christine Jolls, "Privacy and Consent Over Time"

March 21, 2012
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Law School, Room 119
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
The "right to be let alone" - to have and maintain one's privacy - has always been limited by the desire of most of us not to be left entirely alone. Thus, consent has long played a central role in determining the scope of both 4th Amendment search-and-seizure rights and other rights to privacy. The common law of privacy has offered a consistent and behaviorally sound approach to consent that can clarify and anchor 4th Amendment law's treatment of consent. GPS monitoring, hard drive imaging, and other government surveillance can be usefully examined through the lens of the common law.

[Excerpt from her Yale biography at www.law.yale.edu/faculty/CJolls.htm]
Christine Jolls is the Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor, a chair previously held by Nobel Laureate Oliver Williamson. She is also the Director of the Law and Economics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Previously she served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of the United States in the chambers of Justice Antonin Scalia. Professor Jolls received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and her Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T., where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow. She was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and earned her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in her sophomore year and won the Robert M. Golden Medal. Prior to college Professor Jolls was named one of two United States Presidential Scholars from the state of California. Her research and teaching concentrate in the areas of employment law, privacy law, behavioral law and economics, and government administration.

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