William P. Barr, executive vice president and general counsel for Verizon and former U.S. Attorney General, will present the Center on Law and Information Policy’s inaugural Law and Information Society Lecture on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. in the McNally Amphitheatre, at the Lincoln Center campus. Barr served as attorney general under former President George H. Bush from 1991 to 1993.
Barr will discuss the new broadband infrastructure that Verizon and others are deploying and recent proposals to regulate broadband services (often discussed as “net neutrality” regulation). These proposals will be the focus of much debate when the 110th Congress considers Internet regulations.
The Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP) was founded at the Fordham Law School to make significant contributions to the development of law and policy for the information economy and to teach the next generation of leaders. The center brings together scholars, the bar, the business community, technology experts, the policy community, students, and the public to address and assess policies and solutions for cutting-edge issues that affect the evolution of the information economy.
Under the leadership of Joel Reidenberg, J.D., professor of law, CLIP focuses on five key areas: law and policy relating to the regulation of information and public values; law and policy for innovation and knowledge creation; technology, privacy, and security; technology and governance; and the protection of intellectual property and information assets.