Innovation Summer Academy
Professor Claudia Sandei from Padova School of Law in Italy and professor Shahrokh (Seve) Falati from Albany Law School in New York organize the Innovation & Technology Law Summer Academy. Through a series of invited lectures from experts in academia and private practice, participants in this program discuss the legal aspects of emerging new technologies shaping our lives. The focus for the program is the intersection of law and technology, including how certain fields within law react and respond to innovative emerging new technologies such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing, flying cars, block chain, autonomous vehicles, insertable intelligent devices into humans, intelligent robots, cloning and molecular genetics.
The Innovation & Technology Law Summer Academy ("ITLSA") is held during one full week, typically in June. Last year's program was based in the second oldest University in the world (a 796 year old University in Italy) and featured about 35 participants who had traveled from eight different countries to attend, including from Austria, Holland, Israel, Italy, Macedonia, Russia, United Kingdom, and the United States. The ITLSA does not provide academic credit to law students. Rather, it provides participants the opportunity to network with law students, lawyers and technology entrepreneurs; exchange ideas and learn in an international environment; and experience interesting local cultural outings with colleagues from different countries. To browse slideshows and view videos of past events, see "In Summer" section of this website here.
If you would like to join the next event, please contact Prof. Falati through Albany Law School here and/or Prof. Sandei at University of Padova School of Law here. Please write "ITLSA" in the subject line of your email. Professor Falati in New York and Professor Sandei in Italy will seek funding to subsidize the cost for interested students and alumni (and possibly others). Depending on the funding secured in a given year, the cost for tuition, accommodation, a welcome party, lunches, and cultural outings (including trip to Venice) will be approximately $1,000 per person.
If you are further interested in technological innovation and law, you may also wish to browse the "In Semester" link above to find out about programs taught by Professor Falati at Albany Law School in NY and by Professor Sandei at Padova School of Law in Italy during the academic law school semester.