Past Event

NYC Event: Legal Literacy for Scientists

If you’re a scientist in New York City, please join us on Thursday, July 19 for our first event with 500 Women Scientists.

In recent years, well-meaning scientists and academics have experienced problems after advocating for science or taking a personal political stance. They’ve also become victims of harassment due to their findings or field of study, or after making public statements about their work.

This informal workshop, led by our attorneys, will help scientists from all disciplines understand their legal rights and responsibilities, and how to handle these types of situations.

Among the topics we’ll discuss are how to separate personal advocacy and activism from one’s professional role, how open records laws may apply to research materials, anti-lobbying restrictions for federally-funded scientists, and what to do if you receive harassing correspondence or end up in political crosshairs. There will be ample time for audience questions and participation; we’ll also have copies of our publications on hand.

We’ll meet at Ryan’s Daughter on the Upper East Side (350 East 85th Street) on Thursday, July 19 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. The event is free, but we ask that you RSVP in advance.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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