The Information Society Project at Yale Law School is an intellectual center addressing the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society, guided by the values of democracy, development, and civil liberties.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:00pm

A Conversation Between Judge Andrew D. Hurwitz and Linda Greenhouse: The State of Nominations and Confirmations

ABSTRACT: Andrew D. Hurwitz YLS '72 will discuss his path to the bench with Linda Greenhouse. Their discussion will focus on the role of outside organizations in raising opposition to a judicial nomination and the growth of interest groups that seek to block judicial confirmations.


Andrew D. Hurwitz is a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He joined the court in 2012 after an appointment from President Obama. At the time of appointment, he was the Vice Chief Justice of the five member Arizona Supreme Court. Judge Hurwitz earned his undergraduate degree in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University in 1968 and his JD from Yale University in 1972. 

Linda Greenhouse is a Senior Research Scholar in Law, the Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. She covered the Supreme Court for The New York Times between 1978 and 2008 and currently writes a biweekly column on law.

Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy at Yale Law School.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:00pm


ABSTRACT: The activist group Telecomix works to circumvent surveillance, and to promote internet freedom and human rights.  During the 2011 uprisings in North Africa, Telecomix activists helped to bypass technologies of censorship and communication-interruption.  They currently work to shuttle videos and other information safely out of Syria.  Stephan Urbach will explain some of the measures and countermeasures which were deployed, and will frame his experiences working on these interventions within the ongoing political context of online surveillance, including NSA data leaks and European privacy politics.