Center for Innovation, Law, and Society

The Center for Innovation, Law, and Society (CILS) seeks to explore the legal and social implications of innovation, science, and technology. The center builds upon the work of UC Davis School of Law faculty members examining numerous fields at the intersection of law and innovation, including artificial intelligence, bioethics, data privacy, environmental law, health law, intellectual property, and social media. The center hosts leading speakers who share their insights on the opportunities and challenges of new innovations and the role of law in shaping their development and operation. 

In exploring these issues, CILS adopts a conscientiously broad conception of “law and innovation.” While the center certainly addresses legal dimensions of new technologies, it also considers nontechnological innovations, such as creative works, novel social practices, and business innovations.

CILS First Lecture