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[JURIST] As previously noted in JURIST's Paper Chase, UC Berkeley School of Law [official website] and Stanford Law School [official website] both hosted major IP and technology law conferences over the weekend. The New York Times reports in its Monday edition.

Harold Koh [faculty profile] and Amy Chua [faculty profile] joined other professors and human rights experts over the weekend for a symposium at Yale Law School [official website] on the relationship between local and international actors in rebuilding war-torn nations. The Yale Daily News has more.

Jan Schlichtmann, the crusading attorney played by John Travolta in the 1998 film "A Civil Action" about Schlichtmann's representation of Massachusetts families whose children were diagnosed with leukemia after drinking contaminated tap water spoke at the University of Florida Levin College of Law [official website] Saturday. The University of Florida Alligator reports.

Kim Ford-Mazrui [faculty profile] of the University of Virginia School of Law [official website] warned an audience celebrating Black History Month there February 20 that the US Supreme Court is likely to strike the University of Michigan's affirmative action policy, a move that may end possibly end university affirmative action nationwide. UVA Law has more.

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