Peter Martin, former Dean of Cornell Law School and an innovator in the field of digital technology law, will deliver a lecture on “Rewiring Old Architecture: Why U.S. Courts Have Been So Slow and Uneven in Their Take-up of Digital Technology.” The lecture will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Classroom C of Mercer Law School. A reception will immediately follow.
After graduation from Harvard Law School, Martin spent three years in the Air Force General Counsel's Office, before beginning his teaching career at the University of Minnesota Law School. He joined the Cornell Law School Faculty in 1972, and served as Dean from 1980 to 1988. A strong proponent of the use of computers in the law and educational process, Martin co-founded Cornell's Legal Information Institute (LII), the first Internet law resource and today's most heavily used non-profit legal Web site. He is currently the Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law, Emeritus at Cornell Law School.