Save the Date!  The Volume 39 Symposium will take place on Friday, February 17, 2016.  Check back soon for further updates!  Our panelists include:

Agnieszka McPeak, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Toledo

Agnieszka McPeak Assistant Professor of Law University of Toledo

Professor Agnieszka McPeak is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Toledo.  Her research interests involve the impact of new technology, like social media, on civil procedure, ethics, and privacy law.  Before joining the Toledo Law faculty, Professor McPeak was a Westerfield Fellow at Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was admitted to the Louisiana bar in 2007 and practiced for five years with the New Orleans law firm of Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC in the areas of complex commercial litigation, intellectual property law, malpractice, and mass tort litigation.

Professor McPeak’s recent publications include Sharing Tort Liability in the New Sharing Economy, 49 Conn. L. Rev. (2016 forthcoming).  Her research focuses mainly on liability issues in the sharing economy (ridesharing in particular) and how pre-existing tort doctrines can handle the unique liability issues that arise.  She is also interested in looking beyond ridesharing to issues surrounding short-term rentals (like AirBnB), especially in light of New York’s recent ban on advertising short-term rentals (as but one recent development).  Finally, Professor McPeak is looking into the extent to which sharing economy companies, like Uber and AirBnB, can shield themselves from liability when their actors knowingly engage in illegal activity.