North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology Symposium: "U.S. v. Jones: Defining a Search in the 21st Century"

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Friday, January 25, 2013

8:00 AM

1:00 PM

Friday Center

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 paying participants.

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 lunch.

For more details and/or to register, please email Brandy Barrett, JOLT Symposium Editor, at

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