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New Executive Board, 2017-18

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Congrats to the new JOLTT Executive Board for the 2017-18 school year! Editor-in-Chief: Tyler Oubre Web Editor-in-Chief: Brendon Liam Walsh Assistant EIC: Sam Higginbotham VP Content Development: Justin Laden Directors of Content Development: Sam Higginbotham, Zeyi Lin, Brendon Liam Walsh, Sarah Hampton Tech Director: Zeyi Lin VP Membership: Sam Higginbotham Directors of Membership: Zeyi Lin, Hayley Ostrin, Sarah Hampton VP Outreach: Hayley Ostrin (Grad & Legal), Zeyi Lin (Undergrad & Tech) Directors of Outreach: Brendon Walsh, Sam Higginbotham, Sarah Hampton

Roundtable Discussion: Fake News and Social Media

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From February 9, 2017: the Journal of Law and Technology at Texas presents a roundtable discussion on fake news and social media. The speakers include Texas Tribune Co-Founder and Executive Editor Ross Ramsey, In-House Counsel to Dell and Professor of Law and Social Media at UT Law Ryan Garcia, and former Facebook employee on Operationalization of Legal Procedures Warren Hanes. Moderated by Journal of Law and Technology at Texas Founder Alex Shahrestani.

Automating Surgery: The Law of Autonomous Surgical Robots

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Automating Surgery: The Law of Autonomous Surgical Robots by David Britton* Autonomous surgical robots will soon operate on patients.  Robots will use sensors to measure patients’ physiology and pathologies, use that information to plan how to complete the necessary surgical actions, and execute those plans by physically moving surgical tools–all without direct human control.  These emerging surgical robots pose new questions for the legal and regulatory regimes surrounding medical devices and the practice of medicine. This paper builds on a growing body of legal scholarship about Robot Law to examine the legally-disruptive potential of robots in surgery.  The United States…