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Ruth Carter publishes book on flash mob law
Ruth Carter, founder of the Carter Law Firm and a 2011 graduate of the College of Law, recently had her first book published by the American Bar Association.
The book, “Flash Mob Law: The Legal Side of Planning and Participating in Pillow Fights, No Pants Rides, and Other Shenanigans,” discusses the legal side of flash mobs and explores categories ranging from criminal, entertainment, and employment law to issues of intellectual property and First Amendment rights.
“As flash mobs gain increasing prevalence whether as a fun and irreverent group activity, protest strategy, or advertising/promotional pitch there is a great need for organizers and participants alike to be aware of the various legal issues they may encounter,” reads a synopsis.
The ABA Journal named Carter one of its 2012 “Legal Rebels” for her work with and participation in flash mobs.
Prior to law school, Carter earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling from Oregon State University. She opened Carter Law Firm in January 2012 where she specializes in business formation, intellectual property, Internet law and flash mob law.