Earlier this year, Foundry Fellow Ross Slutsky interviewed virtual reality pioneer Gabo Arora about his work and emerging elements of the VR landscape.

Gabo is a UN Senior Advisor and filmmaker, who co-created, directed, and produced Clouds Over Sidra, an award winning virtual reality short film on Syrian refugees. He also created Waves of Grace, which focuses on survivors of Liberia’s tragic Ebola outbreak, and has many other projects in the works.

ILPFoundry: What initially drew you to working in virtual reality?

Gabo: While working at the Secretary General’s office at the UN, I was trying to get people engaged…

Our Foundry Fellows are recognized emerging experts in tech law and policy. With the support of Foundry resources and networks, Fellows frequently speak at conferences (often with other Fellows as co-panelists), give lectures, and organize events.

Below is a curated selection of recent Fellow speaking and event appearances from the last few months. They’ve also been publishing articles, driving new projects, and winning awards. If you are a similarly driven, innovative tech law and policy professional, we encourage you to apply to join us!

Remember: it’s not too late to apply to join the next class of ILP Foundry Fellows…

One of the common characteristics that links our Fellows is relentless drive and creative innovation. With the support of Foundry resources and networks, Fellows have been able to create and share many intriguing projects.

Below is a curated selection of recent Fellow projects from the last few months. They’ve also been publishing articles, sharing their expertise at events, and winning awards. If you are a similarly driven, innovative tech law and policy professional, we encourage you to apply to join us!

Remember: it’s not too late to apply to join the next class of ILP Foundry Fellows. You could be…

It’s not too late to apply for our next class of Internet Law & Policy Foundry Fellows! If you’re an early stage professional in technology law and policy, or a graduate student in a related field, this Fellowship might be right for you.

Listen to some of our Fellows share their thoughts on what the Foundry Fellowship means to them:

The Foundry has brought me together with like minded, passionate go-getters in the tech world that I likely wouldn’t have met otherwise. The bonds I have formed have helped me to explore tech issues deeper, make new friends, and amplify…

The Foundry Fellows have been recognized for their excellence in technology law and policy. Below is a selected list of some recent awards and honors Fellows have won in the last few months.

Fellows have also been innovating and driving cutting-edge projects, sharing their expertise at events, and publishing articles and books. Stay tuned for more!

Remember: it’s not too late to apply to join the next class of ILP Foundry Fellows. You could be in this list next year. Applications due Sept. 9!

Foundry Fellows — Recent Awards & Honors

The Foundry Fellows have been busy making strides in technology law and policy. Our talented Fellows have been publishing news and opinion pieces, academic articles, and even books!

Below is a curated selection of recent publications from the last few months. But Foundry Fellows haven’t just been writing. They’ve also been innovating and driving cutting-edge projects, sharing their expertise at events, and winning awards. We’ll catch you up on those in a later post.

Remember: it’s not too late to apply to join the next class of ILP Foundry Fellows. You could be in this list next year. Applications due…

Foundry Fellow Zach Lerner on leveraging experience

Name: Zach Lerner
Location: Washington, D.C.
Day Job: Fellow, ZwillGen PLLC

What do you do in your current position and what do you like most about it? As a fellow, I get to engage with a wide variety of issues, industries, and legal practices. In the morning, I may answer a discrete question about the applicability of the VPPA to an emerging tech company and in the afternoon, I might draft a motion for summary judgment in a privacy class action case. The next day I may get to attend an FTC workshop and later in the week I might…

Foundry Fellow Ross Slutsky on breaking into DC tech policy circles

Name: Ross Slutsky
Day Job: Law student (3L) at Penn Law at time of writing; now an associate at Kelley Drye & Warren, DC!
Twitter: @rgslutsky

How did you first get interested in tech law/policy? Late in the spring of my sophomore year of college, I decided that I would use my downtime during the coming summer to definitively determine what I wanted to do when I grew up. In order to do so, I read books on a wide array of unrelated topics. The one which truly stood out to me was “The Future of the Internet and How…

Applications are now open for the next class of Internet Law & Policy Foundry Fellows!

The Internet Law & Policy Foundry (http://www.ilpfoundry.us/) is a collaborative collection of early-career Internet law and policy professionals passionate about technology and disruptive innovation. The Foundry offers members a platform for professional development, constructive debate, and network-building within a cohort of skilled attorneys and policy analysts eager to help shape the development of Internet law and policy.

Foundry Fellows are select early career professionals and students who run the Foundry. Foundry Fellows are chosen by current Fellows through a competitive application process. Foundry Fellowships allow…

Over 110 tech policy and law geeks gathered at DC’s second annual Internet Law and Policy Trivia night, hosted by the Foundry in partnership with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and sponsored by tech law shop ZwillGen and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Many of the district’s most prominent tech policy groups competed for bragging rights, including the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, the Computer & Communications Industry Association, New America’s Open Technology Institute, Public Knowledge, Upturn, Federal Trade Commission, Georgetown Law School, and Covington & Burling. In addition many combatants represented organizations such as Google, FCC, Capitol Hill, and TechFreedom.

Heavyweight contestants…

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