One of the biggest annual events at the UNC School of Law is the Festival of Legal Learning. This year’s multi-day convocation of legal geekery comprises 28 different continuing legal education (CLE) sessions over four days. For the past few years, the Center for Media Law and Policy has helped with the selection and coordination of sessions that cover Media Law and Intellectual Property subjects.
This year’s festival, which takes place on February 1-4, 2022 will be entirely remote, so you can kick back at home and partake in one of the best CLE programs in the country. Although the festival is much smaller this year, there are at least 5 sessions that touch on media law and IP topics, ranging from trademark law to a retrospective look at U.S. Supreme Court’s 2021 Term. And the list of speakers is a who’s who of the top media and IP lawyers in the state. You can see a list of these folks and descriptions of their sessions on the law school’s event page.
Here are just a few of the sessions available at the festival this year:
Tuesday, Feb. 1
- 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM: Trademark Lessons from the Last Breakfast with Aunt Jemima
Wednesday, Feb. 2
- 1:15PM – 2:15 PM: Federal Privacy Law Developments Highlights Since 2020
- 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Student-Athlete NIL Market is Open: What Do Attorneys Need to Know?
- 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM: U.S. Supreme Court’s 2021 Term
Thursday, Feb. 3
- 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM: The State of the News Media
Friday, Feb. 4
- 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM: A View from the Bench: Reflections of a New Federal District Court Judge (with Judge Richard Myers)
You will not want to miss the session on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2021 Term, which includes Adam Liptak from the New York Times; Mary-Rose Papandrea, Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law at the UNC School of Law; Andy Hessick, Judge John J. Parker Distinguished Professor of Law at the UNC School of Law; Osamudia James, Professor of Law at the UNC School of Law; and Alli Larsen, Professor of Law and Director, Institute of the Bill of Rights Law at William & Mary Law School.
To register for the Festival, please visit their registration page.