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2020 Privacy Law Scholars Conference

June 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - June 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Organized jointly by BCLT and the George Washington University Law School, the Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC) assembles a wide array of privacy law scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss current issues and foster greater connections between academia and practice. PLSC brings together privacy law scholars, privacy scholars from other disciplines (economics, philosophy, political science, computer science), and practitioners (industry, legal, advocacy, and government). For more information, see our FAQ.

PLSC is a paper workshop. There are no published proceedings, and after the event, papers are not available. Because authors’ drafts are works in progress, we do not publicly release these writings, nor do we publicize them (no Tweeting, blogging, etc.), as authors’ ideas are often inchoate and need incubation for full development.

At PLSC, papers workshops are led by a “discussion leader” who facilitates a discussion among participants on an author’s paper. Authors are encouraged to participate in “listening” mode. There are no panels or talking head events at PLSC.

All participants are expected to read and be prepared to discuss one paper per session (usually a total of 8 papers), and thus PLSC requires significant preparation. We recommended that participants devote 1.5 to 2 days of reading to prepare prior to the conference. One does not need to submit a paper to participate in PLSC–indeed most participants do not.

PLSC 2020 is at capacity and we are not accepting new registrations.

In light of the COVID pandemic, PLSC 2020 will be a 100% virtual event, following an eastern time schedule. 


June 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am
June 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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Via Webex
2745 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States



Total MCLE Credits Offered
10 (5 each day)
Course Dates
June 4 - June 5, 2020