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January 5, 2021 – January 9, 2021 all-day
“The Power of Words.” Technology has impacted how we choose and use our words. Social media has transformed local matters into national and international ones. And that ability can tempt people to eschew civil discourse for bombastic language that will go viral. But the sheer volume of words being shared can dampen the impact of any given statement. In addition, language amplified by technology has helped to erode the value of expertise and vetting. These are serious concerns for law, the academy, and society.