Anna McGrane, one of the finest people in legaltech, has asked me to post this announcement for the COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps event organized by Rights over Tech (R/T), an NYU Law student group.  This event takes place on Friday (May 1) at 3.45 pm eastern.  You can register at this link.  Below is the event abstract and speaker line-up:

COVID-19 contact tracing through mobile devices and applications has become prevalent and popular around the globe but questions remain: How will it affect human rights and civil liberties? Are they secure or even technologically feasible? Will they contribute or detract from our public health? We have gathered experts in law and privacy, cybersecurity, and epidemiology to address all aspects of these issues.

    • Rachel Levinson-Waldman, Senior Counsel, Liberty and National Security, NYU Brennan Center for Justice (Moderator)
    • Lorna Thorpe, Professor of Epidemiology, Director of the Division of Epidemiology, NYU Langone School of Medicine.
    • Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.
    • Ed Amoroso, Distinguished Research Professor, NYU Tandon School of Engineering; CEO, TAG Cyber LLC.

By the way, Anna is one of many distinguished NYU Law alums who have been a part legaltech movement. Others include Alma Asay (Allegory), Felicity Conrad (Paladin), Catherine Hammack (Jurispect), Vinjay Jain (Shake), Christian Lang (Inspire.Legal & Reynen Court), Richard Lee (PacerDash), Noah Waisberg (Kira).

Not sure if it’s NYU Law, New York City, or a very large selection effect, but NYU Law have out-punched its weight in legaltech.