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Gilvary Symposium Speakers Bios

Céline Castets-Renard

Céline Castets-Renard is the Research Chairholder Accountable AI in a Global Context at University of Ottawa. She also holds a research chair in Law, Accountability and Social Trust in AI at ANITI (Artificial and Natural Intelligence Toulouse Institute) in France. Her research work generally focuses on the law and regulation of digital technologies and artificial intelligence in a comparative perspective (Canadian, European and American law), especially the protection of personal data and privacy, cybersecurity, policing technologies and online platforms. She also studies the impact of technologies on human rights, as well as the social issues of technologies in a more global perspective, particularly in North-South relationships and from a humanitarian law perspective.

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Juan F. Córdoba Marentes

Giovanni De Gregorio

Giovanni De Gregorio is PLMJ Chair in Law and Technology at Católica Global School of Law in Lisbon. He was previously a postdoctoral researcher working with the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. Within the framework of the ERC ConflictNet project, his research focuses on content moderation and artificial intelligence; hate speech and disinformation in conflicts; digital policy in the global south. His research interest deals with constitutional law, human rights, Internet law, privacy and data protection law. He completed his PhD in Constitutional Law at the University of Milano-Bicocca. His doctoral study has investigated the rise of European digital constitutionalism as a reaction and strategy against the predominance of digital private normativities.

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Erica Goldberg

Erica Goldberg is a Professor of Law at the University of Dayton School of Law. She teaches Torts, Constitutional Law, and Criminal Procedure. Prior to her appointment, she was an assistant professor at Ohio Northern University Law School. She also taught Legal Research and Writing as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, and Law and Religion as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Penn State Law School. Professor Goldberg’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of tort law remedies and First Amendment rights. 

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Aziz Z. Huq

Aziz Z. Huq is the Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law at The University of Chicago Law School. Professor Huq is a scholar of U.S. and comparative constitutional law. He works on topics ranging from democratic backsliding to regulating AI. His award-winning scholarly work is published in several books and in leading law review, social science, and political science journals. He has also written for the Washington Post, the New York Times, and many other non-specialist publications. In 2015, he received the Graduating Students Award for Teaching Excellence. He has an active pro bono practice, and is on the board of the American Constitution Society, the New Press, and the ACLU of Illinois.

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Pin Lean Lau

Dr. Pin Lean Lau is a Lecturer in Bio-Law at Brunel Law School, joining Brunel University London in January 2021. A former practising barrister and solicitor, she was a corporate-commercial attorney working primarily in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate advisory matters. Prior to joining Brunel University, she was an attorney on secondment with the Legal Services Team (based in Belgrave, London) in the General Counsel's Organization of American Express International, where she was a key senior legal counsel for the Asia-Pacific region.

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Oreste Pollicino

Oreste Pollicino is a full Professor of Constitutional Law at Bocconi University in Milan. He teaches courses on GDPR, Media Law and Internet Law and is the Director of the LL.M. in Law of Internet Technologies. His research is focused on Constitutional Law and cross-cut the issues of the digital age, looking at the delicate relationship between public and private actors and how this impacts with the exercise and the protection of fundamental rights.

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Christopher Roederer

Christopher Roederer is a Professor of Law at the University of Dayton School of Law. Professor Roederer’s research and scholarship is concentrated on constitutional law and comparative law with a focus on the intersection between constitutional law, democracy, and private law, be it torts, contracts, property, or the law of remedies. Prior to joining the University of Dayton, Professor Roederer taught at Florida Coastal School of Law, the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, Goroka University in Papua New Guinea and the Anglo-American College in Prague. Professor Roederer was also a visiting professor at Seattle University and a Fulbright Fellow in South Africa. 

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Giovanni Sartor

Giovanni Sartor is a part-time professor at Faculty of Law at the University of Bologna and at the European University Institute. He is currently Principal Investigator for the ERC (European Research Council) Advanced project COMPULAW, started on 1 November 2019, to be completed on 31 October 2024. He is part-time professor in legal informatics at the University of Bologna and part-time professor in Legal informatics and Legal Theory at the European University Institute. He obtained a Ph.D. at the EUI, researcher at the Italian National Council of Research (ITTIG, Florence), chair in Jurisprudence at Queen’s University of Belfast, and was Marie-Curie professor at the EUI. He has been President of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law. He has published widely on artificial intelligence and law, computational logic, legal theory/philosophy, and computer law.

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Jeff Schmitt

Jeff Schmitt is Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs and Professor of Law at the University of Dayton School of Law. Professor Schmitt's research explores issues of state power within our federal system. His has written extensively on Article IV of the Constitution, including the Property Clause, Full Faith and Credit Clause, and Fugitive Slave Clause. Professor Schmitt joined the faculty at the University of Dayton School of Law in 2016 and was appointed Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs in January 2020. He clerked for Judge Susan H. Black of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and Judge Timothy J. Corrigan of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He also worked as an associate at Jones Day in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Dalindyebo Shabalala

Dalindyebo Shabalala is a Professor of Law at the University of Dayton Law School. His primary teaching responsibilities are in Contracts, as well as Intellectual Property and Business Law. Prof. Shabalala’s research focuses on the interaction of intellectual property law, especially patent law, with the rights of indigenous peoples and climate change law. He conducts research on the rights of indigenous peoples and traditional communities to their traditional knowledge and culture and the role of international intellectual property treaties in enabling or preventing the realization of those rights.

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