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Legaltech Seminar Series

The School of Law’s Academic Technology department, along with the Technology Law Students Association (TLSA) present a regularly scheduled 8:00 – 9:00 AM seminar series on how technology affects the law. The series features guest lecturers who are prominent experts in various legal technology fields. These one hour CLE seminars are virtual, and free to University of South Carolina faculty, staff, and students.

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Spring 2022

UofSC School of Law Spring 2022 Legaltech Seminar Series
Sponsored by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness

 

South Carolina’s Innovation and Adoption of Emerging Technologies 
and the Legal Landscape this Creates

The University of South Carolina School of Law, in partnership with the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, will present the Spring 2022 Legaltech Seminar Series: South Carolina’s Innovation and Adoption of Emerging Technologies and the Legal Landscape this Creates. A dynamic group of presenters from the legal elite, industry experts and innovators, and legal and technical academic minds are being assembled to provide valuable insight into innovation and technical advancements taking place in South Carolina and the effects this progress has on the law. You will not want to miss this!

These one-hour CLE (CLE credit pending) virtual seminars will be held online on selected Tuesday and Thursday mornings  from 8:00 – 9:00 AM.  The cost of each seminar will be $25, but free to University of South Carolina faculty, staff, and students (ask about free discount code when signing up for seminars). There are also discounts available when purchasing more than one seminar. Please email Gary Moore, Assistant Dean for Academic Technology at gmoore@law.sc.edu for more information about the discount codes. 

 

“The Virtual Workplace”

February 3, 2022 @ 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Online 1 Hour SC CLE 224713ADO

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Professor Joseph Seiner, the Oliver Ellsworth Professor of Federal Practice at the University of South Carolina School of Law, will discuss some of the highlights of his recently published book with Cambridge University Press, The Virtual Workplace:  Public Health, Efficiency, and Opportunity.  The recent pandemic has crystalized the important relationship between technology and employment. 

With tens of thousands of workers required to suddenly work from home, a significant portion of these employees were forced to quickly learn emerging technologies on-the-job.  Professor Seiner will discuss the blending of the traditional brick-and-mortar workplace with the advanced technologies that now make it possible to work remotely.  He will address the difficulties of trying to regulate in this area, discussing how the decades old employment laws do not fit neatly with the modern economy and workplace. 

Professor Seiner will also address the emerging issues of virtual work, including the definition of employment, litigating cases in this area, unionizing workers, and preventing harassment.   He will note some of the significant ethical concerns in these areas, including how employers can best address issues related to worker isolation and abuse, and he will discuss some of his predictions for the future of employment and virtual work.

Faculty

Professor Joseph Seiner, Oliver Ellsworth Professor of Federal Practice, University of South Carolina School of Law

Speaker Description: Joseph Seiner is a Professor of Law and the Oliver Ellsworth Professor of Federal Practice at the University of South Carolina School of Law.  Professor Seiner received his B.B.A., with High Distinction, from the University of Michigan in 1995, where he was an Angell Scholar.  Professor Seiner received his J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, from the Washington and Lee University School of Law, in 1998. Professor Seiner was a lead articles editor for the Washington and Lee Law Review.

Following law school, Professor Seiner clerked for the late Honorable Ellsworth Van Graafeiland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. After his clerkship, he practiced law with Jenner & Block, LLP, in Chicago, Illinois, where he focused on labor and employment matters. In September 2001, Professor Seiner accepted a position as an appellate attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C., where he presented oral argument as lead counsel in the United States Courts of Appeals in employment discrimination cases.

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Law, Professor Seiner was an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he developed and taught a seminar on comparative employment discrimination. Professor Seiner has published twenty law review articles, all in prestigious journals, including the Notre Dame Law Review, the Boston University Law Review, the Iowa Law Review, the Boston College Law Review, the William and Mary Law Review and the Fordham Law Review, among others.

In 2017, Professor Seiner published The Supreme Court’s New Workplace with Cambridge University Press, a book which examines the intersection of workplace and procedural case law in the federal courts.  In 2021, he published another book with Cambridge University Press, The Virtual Workplace, which explores how recent technological developments have impacted both employees and employers.  This book further examines the role of the pandemic in shaping employment law and virtual work.

Professor Seiner has been featured in a number of national media sources, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and Fortune. Professor Seiner is an author and co-editor of the Workplace Prof Blog. Upon invitation, Professor Seiner has submitted written testimony to committees in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. Professor Seiner teaches courses in the labor and employment law area.

 

Ben Madden, VP of HR/Facility Security Officer for the Ambit Group                                          

Speaker Description: Ben Madden is Vice President of HR and Facility Security Officer for the Ambit Group. Prior to joining Ambit, Ben helped with HR department creation and oversight in a wide range of industries including retail, government contracting and high-tech start-ups. Ben also has a background in HR technology and the implementation.

Ben has a MS in Organization Development from American University and BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan.

Ben currently serves on the board of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management helping to support other HR practitioners within the greater DC area.

 


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