Author Archives: Rob Schaller

Pam Robinson presents at AALS conference

Pamela D. Robinson, director of the University of South Carolina School of Law Pro Bono Program, spoke as part of a panel discussion titled “Bridging the Gaps: Using Technology to Increase Access to Justice and Law School Engagement” at the Association of American Law Schools annual conference in January 2017.

Pam Robinson highlighted in Clemson World magazine

Pamela D. Robinson

Pam Robinson (1986) was the featured alumna in Clemson World magazine in January. The magazine highlighted Robinson’s passion for helping others and her career as the director of the University of South Carolina School of Law’s Pro Bono Program.

“We can’t, as law school and law students, solve all the problems of the community, but we can be there as part of the solution,” she said.

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Uber sends self-driving cars to Arizona after failed San Francisco pilot

THE MERCURY NEWS OF SAN JOSE, 23 DECEMBER 2016, FEAT. PROF. BRYANT WALKER SMITH:

The day after California regulators shut down Uber’s self-driving car program in San Francisco, Uber on Thursday packed up its autonomous vehicles and hauled them to Arizona, vowing to resume testing there.

The move was a quick rebound by Uber after its pilot program in San Francisco fell apart after just one week. Instead of giving in to California regulators and applying for a $150 permit to test its self-driving cars on public roads, Uber on Thursday once again signaled it doesn’t need to play by its home state’s rules.

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Uber bows before California’s power and parks its robo-cars

WIRED, 21 DECEMBER 2016, FEAT. PROF. BRYANT WALKER SMITH:

Uber’s showdown with California regulators is over, and the regulators won. For now.

After a week of legal threats, meetings, and very official letters, Uber announced late Wednesday that it would park the self-driving vehicles that have been providing rides in San Francisco. Legally, the company had little choice, because the state Department of Motor Vehicles officially revoked the registration on each of the 16 robo-cars after Uber brazenly refused to apply for an autonomous testing permit. Tough tactics aside, regulators did extend a hand in friendship.

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