Alumni University Upcoming Lecture: How Terms of Service Control Modern Society

Alumni University invites members of the Illinois Tech community to learn more about the work of and virtually meet some of our university staff, faculty and researchers.

The next Alumni University Lecture will be held October 19, 2021, 5:30-6:30 p.m. delivered by Prof. Nancy Kim, Michael Paul Galvin Chair in Entrepreneurship and Applied Technology, and Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law and will be on How Terms of Service Control Modern Society.

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Professor Kim’s research explores how digital adhesive terms, often labeled “wrap contracts,” or “Terms of Service,” became instrumental in shaping the online environment and how they have had a paradigm-shifting impact upon the marketplace and society. In her presentation, she will explain how adhesive terms became so foundational to today’s Internet, discuss the ways in which they have changed society and the economy in harmful ways, and explore what the future might look like if we continue to view Terms of Service as legitimate vehicles for contracting and obtaining consent.