Annual John L. Gedid lecture will examine electronics and privacy
Public Relations - Published: April 12, 2013
2013GedidLecture235pxWidener Law will host one of the country’s leading academics on computer crime law at its Harrisburg campus on Monday, April 15 for the seventh-annual John L. Gedid lecture.

Orin S. Kerr, the Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor at George Washington University Law School, will deliver remarks titled, “The Need for a New Electronic Privacy Act.” The hour-long lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. in room A180 of the campus administration building at 3800 Vartan Way, Harrisburg.

Before he began teaching in 2001, Kerr was an honors program trial attorney in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as a special assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. He is a former law clerk for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court and he authored a law school casebook on computer crime law, now in its third edition.

Widener Law began the John L. Gedid lecture series in April 2007. The event honors Gedid, who has been a leading figure on the Harrisburg campus since it opened in 1989, and who serves as director of the campus’ signature Law & Government Institute, which is dedicated to improving law that defines the structure and operation of government and the rights and duties of citizens dealing with government. He is a beloved professor, treasured mentor and active public servant.

The lecture is free and open to all. One continuing legal education credit is available at no cost for Pennsylvania and Delaware attorneys who attend.

The event is presented by the Law School with sponsorship from Wolters Kluwer.

For more information, contact Sandra Graeff at 717.541.3965 or slgraeff@widener.edu.