UNC Journal of Law and Technology’s Blockchain and the Law Symposium

***FAQ’S as of 2/19/19***

Who: UNC Journal of Law and Technology & all registered attendees

What: A symposium discussing the interrelation between blockchain technology and the law

When: February 22nd, 2019 – 8am-3pm

Where: The Carolina Club – 150 Stadium Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514


  • 8:00-8:30am: Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:30-8:45am: Opening Remarks Anne Klinefelter, Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library, UNC) and Introduction of Moderators Richard Lowden, Editor in Chief, NC JOLT
  • 8:45-9:45am: Blockchain Technology Overview Deborah Ginsberg, Educational Technology Librarian, Chicago-Kent College of Law Library; Introduction: Melissa Jacoby, Graham Kenan Professor of Law, UNC
  • 9:45-9:55: Break
  • 9:55-11:00: Cryptocurrency Havens Omri Marian, Professor of Law, University of California Irvine School of Law and Smart Contracts David Thaw, Assistant Professor of Law and Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh and Deborah Gerhardt, Associate Professor of Law, UNC; Moderator:  Kathleen Thomas, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of UNC School of Law Tax Institute, UNC
  • 11:00-11:10am: Break
  • 11:10am-12:15pm: Virtual or Crypto Currency and the Securities Laws Thomas Hazen, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Law, UNC and John Enright, Assistant Director, Cyber Unit, Division of Enforcement, U.S. SEC and Impact of Blockchain on Banking Lissa Broome, Burton Craige Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Banking and Finance, UNC; Moderator:  Raina Haque, Professor of Practice, Wake Forest School of Law
  • 12:15-1:00pm: Buffet Lunch and Networking
  • 1:00-1:40pm: A World Turned Upside Down: The Power of Blockchain to Drive Evolution and Revolution Jeff Ward, Associate Dean for Technology & Innovation; Director, Duke Center on Law & Technology; Associate Clinical Professor of Law; Introduction: Maks Ewendt, Symposium Editor, NC JOLT
  • 1:40-1:50pm: Break
  • 1:50-2:30pm: Keynote Speaker – Legal Issues of Blockchain for Practicing Attorneys Marjorie Peerce, Partner, Ballard Spahr
  • 2:30-2:40: Closing Remarks Maks Ewendt

For a printable copy of the program, click here.

To register, click here.