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Institute for Science, Law & Technology

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661
P: (312) 906-5122

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Institute for Science, Law and Technology

Assessments of our Future

With exponential development of technologies such as genetic testing and nanotechnology, the need for professionals trained at the complex intersection of science and law is greater than ever. The insatiable expansion of technology across an intricately connected globe raises new questions of ethics and legality. The Institute for Science, Law & Technology, a not-for-profit, cross-disciplinary collaborative effort at the Illinois Institute of Technology, trains leaders and provides in-depth, thoroughly-researched answers to the toughest issues that arise at the edges of science and law.

On the Edges of Science and Law (ISLAT blog)

  • The Cold Truth, Revisited: Egg Freezing as an Employee Benefit

              By Nadia Daneshvar Faced with attracting women to join their predominantly male workforce, Facebook decided to offer an usual benefit: up to $20,000 in coverage toward egg freezing procedure and storage costs for female employees. Apple similarly has plans to offer both full- and part-time female employees the same coverage starting […]

  • DRONE SEASON: Can You Shoot Down a Drone That Flies Over Your Property?

              By Michael Holloway As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – drones – become an increasingly common sight, more and more people wonder whether they may legally shoot down a drone flying over their property.  The question is not confined to a radical fringe: at a 2012 Congressional hearing on drones, U.S. […]

  • Proposed Chicago Data Sensors Raise Concerns over Privacy, Hidden Bias

       By Michael Holloway, John McElligott Beginning in mid-July, Chicagoans may notice decorative metal boxes appearing on downtown light poles.  They may not know that the boxes will contain sophisticated data sensors that will continuously collect a stream of data on “air quality, light intensity, sound volume, heat, precipitation, and wind.”  The sensors will also collect data […]