Professor David S. Levine will spend two years working with other scholars in an interdisciplinary program established by the University of Milan to study legal informatics, cyberspace law and the “law of digital transformation”.
An Elon legal scholar who researches and teaches on intellectual property, privacy and trade secret issues has been named a fellow Center for Information Society Law, University of Milan.
Appointment of Professor David S. Levine from 2023-2025 will see him collaborate with some of the world’s leading academics and lawyers on how the law interacts with technology and information policy.
The purpose of the Information Society Law Center is “to conduct research on issues related to the relationship between law and the digital society, with a particular focus on those changes – current and future – that will significantly affect our society”.
in 2017 the established center brings together individuals with excellent academic and advocacy records in legal informatics, legal philosophy, legal sociology, ecclesiastical law, criminal law, criminal procedure, political philosophy, common law theory, and bioethics.
Among its many roles, the center hosts an annual conference to showcase research activities, edits books and articles on topics of interest to the organization, and seeks funding for “innovative and large-scale national and international research projects.”
“The politics of technology today are increasingly borderless,” Levine said. “I am delighted to be part of an international community dedicated to assessing and addressing the risks and potential of technology on a global scale based on deep experience and knowledge.” It is one of the privileges of being a professor and I am grateful for the opportunity.
Levine joined the Elon Law faculty in 2009. and gained an international reputation for his legal research. Fellow, Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School, 2014-2017. he also worked at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy.
Levine is the founder and host of Stanford University’s KZSU-FM Hearsay Culture, an information policy, intellectual property law and technology talk show, and is also the 2019 co-author of the textbook “Information law, management and cyber security”.
In recognition of his scholarly work, Levine was named the Jennings Professor and Emerging Scholar at Elon Law for 2017-2019.
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