Scientists and lawyers: what they can tell each other?

5th September 2020

Auditorium del Museo Revoltella

Scientists and lawyers: what they can tell each other?

From 1st to 4th September the UIA – International Association of Lawyers (Union Internationale des Avocats) organizes four webinars to bring together scientists and legal experts to discuss key areas of common interest. From artificial intelligence to gene editing, from autonomous systems to telemedicine, these four webinar address the ethical, legal, regulatory and political issues that surround the emergence of new technologies and the scientific progress, with a particular focus on COVID-19 related issues.

Emerging technologies and scientific discoveries are in fact raising novel legal issues and rapidly transforming both the substance and practice of law in almost every area. The chosen approach is to give centrality to the scientists asking them to identify the issues in their field of research that are in greater need of solutions offered by the law.

During the event of Saturday the 5th four speakers, who took part to the four webinars, will report the outcome of the debate to the scientific press and to the public.

Speakers of the public talk are:

Paolo GASPARINI, Professor, Università di Trieste, Trieste, Italy

John MURRAY, Professor, San José State University, U.S.A.

Janice F. MULLIGAN, Mulligan, Banham & Findley, San Diego, U.S.A.

Marco IMPERIALE, LCA, Milan, Italy


Photo Courtesy: Reuters/Daniel Beltra and Christopher Michel