Elettra Bietti Joins Northeastern as Assistant Professor of Law and Computer Science


1.17.23 —Northeastern Law is pleased to announce that Elettra Bietti, an expert on market regulation, data and antitrust law as they play out in the digital economy, will join the Northeastern University community on July 15, 2023, as assistant professor of law and computer science within the School of Law and the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. Bietti is currently a joint fellow at the Information Law Institute at NYU and the Digital Life Initiative at Cornell Tech in New York. Bietti studies how platform companies such as Google or Twitter shape people’s political and consumption choices and defends conceptions of privacy, data protection and antitrust law that are sensitive to infrastructural and collective concerns in the digital economy.  

“It is a distinct pleasure to welcome Elettra Bietti to Northeastern University,” said Dean James Hackney. “Through methods including moral and political philosophy, history and computer science, Professor Bietti’s research motivates a recalibration of the relation between individual and collective interests, between commercial and social interests, and between procedural and structural visions of digital law.” 

Bietti’s work has been published in legal venues such as the Texas Law Review, Georgetown Tech Law Review, Pace Law Review, the Computer Law and Security Review, as well as technical venues, such as the ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency and the Journal of Social Computing. She recently defended a dissertation on “Law, Freedom and Power in the Digital Platform Economy” at Harvard Law School and, prior to academia, she was an antitrust and intellectual property lawyer at Allen & Overy in London and Brussels, where she handled cross-border corporate transactions and intellectual property disputes. 

Bietti holds an SJD and LLM from Harvard Law School, an LLB from University College London and a Postgraduate Diploma in IP Law and Practice from Oxford University. She is affiliated with the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.  

I am incredibly excited to join two exceptional departments and an institution that combines excellence across the sciences, humanities and social sciences with an unparalleled commitment to equity,” said Bietti. 

Follow Professor Bietti at @Elibietti

About Northeastern University School of Law

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. Northeastern guarantees its students unparalleled practical legal work experiences through its signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. More than 1,000 employers worldwide in a wide range of legal, government, nonprofit and business organizations participate in the program. With a focus on social justice and innovation, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experiences to successfully practice law.

For more information, contact d.feldman@northeastern.edu.