Ari Waldman05.04.20 — Professor Ari Ezra Waldman, a leading authority on law and technology, will join Northeastern University’s faculty on July 1 as Professor of Law and Computer Science with a joint appointment at the School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences. Professor Waldman studies asymmetrical power relations created and entrenched by law and technology, with particular focus on privacy, online harassment and the LGBTQ community.

“It is a great pleasure to welcome Professor Waldman to our faculty,” said Dean James Hackney. “He is one of the most prolific scholars in the privacy law field, an area in which the law school continues to build leadership and that complements the university’s experiential artificial intelligence initiative.”

Professor Waldman is a widely published scholar, including two books, Privacy As Trust: Information Privacy for an Information Age (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and Privacy’s Vicious Cycle (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2021), and more than 25 articles published in leading law reviews and peer-reviewed journals, including Washington University Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Indiana Law Journal and Law & Social Inquiry. He also written for the popular press, publishing in The New York Times, Slate, New York Daily News and The Advocate, among others.

Professor Waldman has won numerous awards and fellowships for his scholarship. He won the Best Paper Award at the Privacy Law Scholars Conference twice, in 2017 and 2019, the Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award in 2019, and the Otto L. Walter Distinguished Writing Award in 2016 and 2019. He gave the 2018 Deirdre G. Martin Memorial Lecture on Privacy at the University of Ottawa in 2018. And he was elected to the American Law Institute in 2019. In 2019, he was awarded a Belfer Fellowship from the Anti-Defamation League’s Center for Democracy and Technology for research into technology-facilitated intimate partner violence.

Professor Waldman is currently the Microsoft Visiting Professor at the Center for Information Technology Policy and visiting professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and serves as a professor of law at New York Law School, where he founded the Institute for CyberSafety, a research and clinical program helping victims of online harassment obtain justice. He has also served as a visiting professor at Brooklyn Law School and Fordham University School of Law. He clerked for Judge Scott W. Stucky at the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He holds a PhD in sociology from Columbia University, a JD from Harvard Law School and an AB magna cum laude, from Harvard College.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Northeastern,” said Waldman. “Never has the inequity entrenched by surveillance technology been more acutely felt than it is now, and I’m excited to have Northeastern’s support as we work across disciplines to make a difference in people’s lives. I’m humbled by the faculty’s accomplishments, grateful to the university for investing in my work, and so happy to join colleagues who are friendly, uplifting and committed to social justice. I can’t imagine a better fit for me at this point in my career.”

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The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students unparalleled practical legal work experiences. All students participate in full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 1,500 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.

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