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Farida Jalalzai. Shattered, Cracked, or Firmly Intact?: Women and the Executive Glass Ceiling Worldwide. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. Read more ›
The 2013 Sunflower Ceremony (the Law School graduation ceremony) will be held at the Frank Erwin Center on Saturday, May 18, at 3:30pm. Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis, ’79, will give the keynote address.
The wearing of sunflowers is one of the Law School’s oldest customs. As the story goes, fifteen or so years after the Law School (then the Law Department) was established in 1883, a representative of a cap and gown company came to campus and convinced a committee to rent the regalia for commencement. Resentful at having been left out of the decision, the law students refused to wear the caps and gowns, claiming that they were an inappropriate symbol of professional achievement. The law students instead selected the humble sunflower, pinned to the lapels of white suits.
To learn more about the interesting origins of this law school tradition, check out the library’s online exhibit.
Congratulations on finishing another year of law school! To those of you who are graduating: way to go! Study hard for the bar, don’t forget to check the guide we created just for you, and good luck with wherever the future takes you. To those of you who have still some more time with us at UT: keep up the great work! And don’t forget that we at Tarlton are here to help.
With Summer here, so too are our Summer hours, which are a bit different from the regular school year. From May 15 – June 5, we will be on Intersession. Our hours will be:
On Thursday, June 6, we begin our Summer schedule:
Here are a few friendly suggestions of places to explore around campus if you are wondering how to while away the day now that the library is switching to our intersession hours.
Gabriel Hallevy. When Robots Kill: Artificial Intelligence Under Criminal Law. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2013.
From the publisher’s website:
The growing use of artificial intelligence (AI) software and robots in the commercial, industrial, military, medical, and personal spheres has triggered a broad conversation about human relationships with these entities. There is a deep and common concern in modern society about AI technology and the ability of existing social and legal arrangements to cope with it. What are the legal ramifications if an AI software program or robotic entity causes harm? Although AI and robotics are making their way into everyday modern life, there is little comprehensive analysis about assessing liability for robots, machines, or software that exercise varying degrees of autonomy.
Gabriel Hallevy develops a general and legally sophisticated theory of the criminal liability for AI and robotics that covers the manufacturer, programmer, user, and all other entities involved. Identifying and selecting analogous principles from existing criminal law, Hallevy proposes specific ways of thinking through criminal liability for a diverse array of autonomous technologies in a diverse set of circumstances.
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