Time: Oct 29 12:45 PM
Location: Virtual
Michael Fox speaking at a podium

Please join us for the next iROC seminar on Thursday, October 29, at 12:45 pm - when Michael L. Fox, JD, assistant Professor of Business Law, will present Electronics, Law & Society - Welcome to eWorld! 

In the legal world, as a microcosm of larger society, there is heavy focus these days on the discovery of electronically stored materials and social media.  Can the world use your social media against you?  When we can travel again, think before you cross the border with electronic devices - are they subject to searches without a warrant?  Furthermore, in light of COVID-19, we have seen a rise in virtual trials, and remote activities never before imagined - did you ever think you'd see the day of virtual weddings or virtual will signings?  Come hear Dr. Fox speak about these matters, and more, and learn how electronics are shaping and re-shaping law and our society -- the "new normal" and eWorld!

This talk is based on Michael’s research and book, Primer for an Evolving eWorld, now in its second edition. Prior to writing this book, he developed his research through numerous presentations and several articles on various topics concerning electronics and law, presented to both attorneys and lay persons since 2008. Dr. Fox began on this path when electronic discovery was first becoming a mainstay in litigation, right after the federal rules of practice were amended to include specific discussion of electronic discovery, and before the seminal Romano v. Steelcase decision, and subsequent decisions, were issued. The topic has grown exponentially from there. 

Dr. Michael Fox is Assistant Professor of Business Law, Pre-Law Advisor, and MBA Coordinator in the School of Business at Mount Saint Mary College. He is also Assistant Adjunct Professor of Law at Columbia University School of Law. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bucknell University, and his Doctor of Law from Columbia University School of Law. Prior to joining academia, Michael practiced law for approximately 13 years in both New York City and the Hudson Valley, eventually becoming a partner in a large Hudson Valley firm.  He was deputy corporation counsel for a city in Orange County, NY, and served as a law clerk to a U.S. District Judge in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, in Albany. 

Electronics, Law & Society - Welcome to eWorld! will take place via Zoom at 12:45 pm on Monday, October 29.  Please visit this site to register for the event.  Once you sign up, you’ll receive an email with the meeting link.  We look forward to seeing you there! 

** Approved for FYE College Connection **  (Attendance will be taken via Zoom participant list.)

For more information about this or any of the iROC presentations, or to volunteer as or recommend an iROC speaker, please contact the coordinators of the iROC program - Dr. Evan Merkhofer, Assistant Professor of Biology, 845-569-3368, evan.merkhofer@msmc.edu or Barbara Petruzzelli, Director of the Library, 845-569-3601, barbara.petruzzelli@msmc.edu.