This year, the annual JOLT Symposium will be titled “U.S. v. Jones:
Defining a Search in the 21st Century.” The event will be held from 8
AM to 1 PM on Friday, January 25, 2013 in Chapel Hill. U.S. v. Jones,
decided by the United States Supreme Court on January 23, 2012, held
that a police department’s attachment of a GPS device to an unknowing
suspect’s vehicle and the subsequent monitoring of that device
constituted a search under the Fourth Amendment.
The event will be held at the Friday Center,
which will provide plenty of free, convenient parking, and breakfast
and coffee for all participants. Lunch will also be provided for all
Topics for discussion include the third party doctrine; viable ways
for law enforcement agencies to structure investigative processes
involving digital technology; an overview of the cases that have come
out since Jones that involve GPS tracking; the mosaic theory; and how technology impacts the “poverty exception” to the Fourth Amendment.
Our keynote speaker will be Walter Dellinger, who represented Jones before the Supreme Court in the landmark case.
Our panelists will include:
Susan Friewald, Professor of Law, University of San Francisco;
David Gray, Associate Professor of Law, University of Maryland, & Danielle Citron, Lois K. Macht Research Professor of Law, University of Maryland;
Stephen Henderson, Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma;
Tamara Lave, Associate Professor of Law, University of Miami
Stephanie Pell, Founder of and Communications Privacy Consultant with SKP Strategies, LLC of Washington, D.C.;
Priscilla Smith, Senior Fellow of the Information Society Project at the Yale Law School.
3.0 hours of CLE credit will be available. For CLE credit, the price will be $100 and includes breakfast and
lunch. For non-UNC students to attend without receiving CLE credit, the
price is $50. For UNC students, admission is free but does not include
For more details and/or to register, please email Brandy Barrett, JOLT Symposium Editor, at email@example.com.
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