[NEW TIME] Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University 23 Everett Street, Second Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138 Important Note: This luncheon will not be live webcast or recorded
Twenty years ago, effective legal advocacy required some fluency with press releases and mainstream media -- but today's digital media tools require a different sort of training. These tools enable lawyers to bring the voices of their clients directly to policymakers and mass audiences; to create new and richer ways to present evidence and expert reports; to expose government and corporate corruption; to crowdsource the documentation of law violations; to gather and authenticate visual evidence on mobile phones; to enhance public understanding of the law, to give legal information to unrepresented litigants en masse; and so much more. How do we teach today’s young advocates to integrate rich, multi-platform media campaigns into their legal work?
Rebecca Richman Cohen has been a Lecturer on Law art Harvard Law School since 2011. She is an Emmy Award nominated documentary filmmaker with experience in international human rights, criminal defense, and drug policy reform. Rebecca was profiled in Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces in Independent Film as an "up-and-comer poised to shape the next generation of independent film." She has taught classes at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), American University's Human Rights Institute, and most recently at Columbia University. Rebecca graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and with a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. She was a 2012-2013 Soros Justice Fellow.