Conference on Practicing Law in a Virtual World
October 28, 2009 at 11:29 AM
If you have been curious to find out why the legal community is interested in virtual worlds, here is your chance to meet and hear from leaders in the area.
Practicing Law in a Virtual World -SL Bar Association Mini-Conference
Event Date: Saturday, November 14, 2009
Session 1: 12:00 pm – 12:55 pm SLT (Pacific Std Time in Nov.)
Session 2: 1:00 pm – 1:55 pm SLT
Mixer: 2:00 – 2:30? pm SLT
Location: Frederick G. Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Gator Nation Island (123, 77, 25) in Second Life®
RSVP: The Conference is Free, but the location requires a visitor pass.
Please RSVP with your Avatar name to receive your pass and with any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or in-world IM: Michele Jigsaw.
The sessions will be panel discussions lead by attorneys practicing in Second Life or advising clients on Virtual Worlds issues. Each panelist will provide a brief story or presentation demonstrating the issues faced in practicing law in a virtual world. These brief presentations will be followed by a question and answer session with the attendees.
Session 1: Practice Issues Unique to the Virtual World Setting
Practicing law in an environment where either your client or the person they are dealing with are not located in a specific physical jurisdiction raises unique issues in practicing law. In addition, Second Life and other virtual worlds have their own local cultures. This session discusses these and other practice issues unique to representing companies and individuals in a virtual world setting.
Session 2: Substantive Issues in a Virtual World
Copyright violation is a common complaint in a virtual world setting, but there are many interesting topics that are unique to practicing in a virtual world. How can I have an enforceable contract in a world with no "law”? If another person’s avatar attacks my avatar in a non-warring world, is it a crime? Or a breach of the user agreement? Find out what issues virtual worlds attorneys and their clients face in this session on substantive issues in a virtual world.
Mixer: Panelists and conference attendees will have a chance to talk with each other informally.
SCU students and faculty who interested in attending, but are not sure what to do can contact Prano Amjadi (email@example.com) a week before the event to get help creating your avatar and getting oriented.
Thanks to the Frederick G. Levin College of Law for their generous support.
Event sponsored by the SL Bar Association
www.slba.info or in-world at Avalon Town Courthouse, Tabula Rasa (87, 153, 27)