November 2020 Business Meeting
Meeting Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Location: Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/97854511822?pwd=VmF3NWx5REJIVHVDeDh6bzRoaUl0UT09)
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Feel free to stay on Zoom after the meeting to network and catch up with CALL friends)
Speaker: David Schwartz is the Frederic P. Vose Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Research and Intellectual Life at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. He has focused his teaching and research on intellectual property and patent law, with a particular emphasis on empirical studies of patent litigation. Professor Schwartz will speak about his work as part of an interdisciplinary team of Northwestern professors working on SCALES – OKN (Systematic Content Analysis of Litigation EventS Open Knowledge Network), a project to build an open, searchable platform to provide the public and researchers with access to federal court records and analytics.
Community Service: The Community Service Committee is encouraging CALL members to consider donating to the Public Interest Law Initiative, or PILI. According to its mission statement, PILI “engages, inspires and empowers those advancing equal access to justice.” PILI is headquartered in Chicago but works to further its mission throughout Illinois, through a variety of programs, including law student internships and graduate fellowships, as well as a robust pro bono program. To learn more about PILI, please visit https://pili.org/about/. To make a donation by credit card or check, please visit https://pili.org/donate/.
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