Robinsonhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=51RobinsonHilary RobinsonAssistant Professor of Law<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Robinson_Hilary.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />JD, Harvard Law School, 2006AB, Harvard University, 2003802-831-1102HROBINSON@vermontlaw.edu<p>As an adjunct professor at VLS, Professor Robinson is accepting AWR and IRP advising in areas of her research interests, which broadly involve the interaction between law, technology, and society.</p> <p>Professor Robinson served as an assistant professor of law at VLS from 2009 until 2012, teaching the required first-year course in Constitutional Law, in addition to appellate advocacy and legal writing. She brought a multidisciplinary approach to areas of the law curriculum that intersect closely with technological innovation, developing a legal writing course structured around the question: “What are the elements of a right to privacy, and what are the legal remedies for infringement of this right in an “Information Age?” and developing an advanced seminar on the legal regulation of agricultural biotechnology. Her appellate advocacy course considered the case of <em>United States v. Comstock</em> (U.S. Supreme Court 2009), which is interesting for raising issues concerning psychiatry as a predictive science of abnormal behavior, and its impact on notions of the criminal justice system as rehabilitative. She has most recently completed a project that links the Supreme Court’s normative views about television to its legal reasoning in <em>Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission</em> (U.S. Supreme Court 2010), arguing in a paper that the case decision is “<em>Lochner</em> for the Information Age.”</p> <p>Professor Robinson received her AB, magna cum laude, from Harvard University with a special concentration in genomic science and public policy, where she wrote a thesis on concepts of “kinship” in judicial decisionmaking about reproductive biotechnology and studied under the lawyer and STS scholar Sheila Jasanoff. She received her JD from Harvard Law School, where she was co-chairwoman of the Women’s Law Association and served as the Reginald F. Lewis Fellow for Law Teaching from 2006 to 2007 under the advisorship of Martha Minow and Randall Kennedy. In 2007, she received the Kenan Sahin Graduate Fellowship to pursue a doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of History, Anthropology, Science, Technology and Society. She left MIT to teach at VLS from 2009-2012, and afterwards served as a senior policy analyst in the Metropolitan Policy Program of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. and as a visiting researcher at Georgetown University Law Center during 2012-13. She worked as a summer associate at law firms Ropes & Gray and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, for the Harvard Center for International Development, and for the U.S. Department of State in Pretoria, South Africa, where she assessed the country’s capacity for biotechnology development. In 2013, she returned to MIT to complete her doctorate and dissertation under law and society scholar Susan Silbey. She intends to write about the “infrastructure of the digital” as it is built and managed by firms like Amazon, Facebook, and Google.</p>GP0|#80a2dac1-588e-4edc-b51d-aec40d22c160;L0|#080a2dac1-588e-4edc-b51d-aec40d22c160|Science and the Law;GTSet|#d472df4a-bfc1-44e1-aba0-d9d3ce47ddf9;GP0|#831d25d0-19a2-43b7-800b-9ec632f6faad;L0|#0831d25d0-19a2-43b7-800b-9ec632f6faad|Reproductive Rights;GP0|#d3593fa6-661c-4c18-a124-4cfafb17f698;L0|#0d3593fa6-661c-4c18-a124-4cfafb17f698|Race and the Law;GP0|#c00f1373-6972-4683-94d8-b119f7f6521a;L0|#0c00f1373-6972-4683-94d8-b119f7f6521a|Legal Writing;GP0|#69eb8357-9182-4dcf-905d-bfb48ec65ee4;L0|#069eb8357-9182-4dcf-905d-bfb48ec65ee4|Constitutional LawGP0|#c2a7fe3f-9c83-4b80-a897-4cdfc9b33391;L0|#0c2a7fe3f-9c83-4b80-a897-4cdfc9b33391|Adjunct Faculty;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1

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              Legal Subject Memoshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=735Legal Subject Memos<div class="ExternalClass3C14D1BA70564F13B6276249EDF6D413"><p>​"Standing to Recover a Subsidiary's Lost Profits as Damages for Patent Infringement Under Internal Licensing Arrangement Involving Parent Company, IP Holding Company, and Manufacturer" (2005)</p><p>"Analysis of Whether Institution is Obligated to License Rights or Assign Title to Subject Invention to Departing Inventor Under Bayh-Dole Act" (2005)</p><p>"Texas Merger Statute" (2005)</p></div>http://vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Hilary_Catherine_Robinson.htm?child=x8702735PublicationOther
              Questions of Rejected Motherhood: Male Creation, Ambition, and Solitude in Mary Shelly's Frankensteinhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=734Questions of Rejected Motherhood: Male Creation, Ambition, and Solitude in Mary Shelly's Frankenstein<div class="ExternalClassFEA7CC6D508A4E57A4FCCC6BC6C9C950"><p>​"Questions of Rejected Motherhood: Male Creation, Ambition, and Solitude in Mary Shelly's Frankenstein." Exposé. Cambridge: Harvard University, 2000.</p></div>http://vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Hilary_Catherine_Robinson.htm?child=x8702734PublicationOther
              Internet Policy Institute. Briefing the President: What the Next President of the United States Needs to Know About the Internet and its Transformative Impact on Societyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=733Internet Policy Institute. Briefing the President: What the Next President of the United States Needs to Know About the Internet and its Transformative Impact on Society<div class="ExternalClass549E88BCDD2D4D56A8611FE77DCD22B0"><p>​Internet Policy Institute. Briefing the President: What the Next President of the United States Needs to Know About the Internet and its Transformative Impact on Society. Washington: Internet Policy Institute, 2001.</p></div>http://vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Hilary_Catherine_Robinson.htm?child=x8702733PublicationOther
              Biotechnology in South Africa: 2001http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=732Biotechnology in South Africa: 2001<div class="ExternalClass4BB77649F6064CE19CC09DDC9BE4ECDA"><p>​"Biotechnology in South Africa: 2001." Unclassified Cable, U.S. Department of State. Pretoria, South Africa: Economic Section, U.S. Embassy, September 2001. Juma, C., et. al. "Global Governance of Technology: Meeting the Needs of Developing Countries." International Journal of Technology Management. Vol. 22, Nos. 7/8. Geneva: Inderscience Enterprises, Ltd. pp. 629-655.</p></div>http://vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Hilary_Catherine_Robinson.htm?child=x8702732PublicationOther
              Coverage of Homeless Woman's Plight Unfairhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=731Coverage of Homeless Woman's Plight Unfair<div class="ExternalClass8B07855342B240C2AC9E034B6521373F"><p>​"Coverage of Homeless Woman's Plight Unfair." Letter to the Editors. Harvard Crimson. December 2, 2002. Responding to "Harvard Grad Prepares to Leave Home on the Street" (News, November 15).</p></div>http://vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Hilary_Catherine_Robinson.htm?child=x8702731PublicationCommentary
              Letter to the Editorhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=730Letter to the Editor<div class="ExternalClassC58859A2EF2B4EAE888BD3B8F7B9382B"><p>​"Letter to the Editor." New York Times. April 17, 2006. Responding to "Can a DNA Test Give You an Edge" (Page A1, April 12).</p></div>730PublicationCommentary
              Letter to the Editorhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=729Letter to the Editor<div class="ExternalClassD74BC206244D4B6ABA5C45FACD9277B8"><p>​"Letter to the Editor." Boston Globe. April 1, 2006. Responding to "A Man's Right to Choose (Ideas, March 26) and "German War Children's Search for their American GI Fathers" (Page A1, March 26).</p></div>http://vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Hilary_Catherine_Robinson.htm?child=x8702729PublicationCommentary
              Untitled Admission Essayhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=728Untitled Admission Essay<div class="ExternalClass2E5EC6303E924342974CE1FDCA18942C"><p>​"Untitled Admission Essay." 55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays. Ed. Harvard Crimson. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2007.</p></div>http://vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Hilary_Catherine_Robinson.htm?child=x8702728PublicationChapter
              Race, Genetics, and Forensic Analysishttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=727Race, Genetics, and Forensic Analysis<div class="ExternalClass819565557A90489782B2EB60910333D7"><p>​"Race, Genetics, and Forensic Analysis." Abstract published at "The Business of Race" conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, March 30-31, 2007.</p></div>http://vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Hilary_Catherine_Robinson.htm?child=x8702727PublicationOther

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