01.15.21 — Northeastern Law is pleased to announce that Rashida Richardson ’11 will join the university faculty effective July 1, 2021, as assistant professor of law and political science within the School of Law and the Department of Political Science within the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Richardson is currently a visiting scholar at Rutgers Law School and Rutgers Institute for Information Policy and Law, where she specializes in race, emerging technologies and the law. She is also a senior fellow in the Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative at the German Marshall Fund. Richardson’s research focuses on the social and civil rights implications of data-driven technologies, including artificial intelligence, and develops policy interventions and regulatory strategies regarding data-driven technologies, government surveillance, racial discrimination and the technology sector.

Richardson previously served as director of policy research at New York University’s AI Now Institute, legislative counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union of New York (NYCLU) and staff attorney at the Center for HIV Law and Policy. She currently serves on the board of trustees of Wesleyan University, the advisory board of Northeastern Law’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, the board of directors of the College and Community Fellowship, advisory board for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, board of directors for Data for Black Lives, advisory board for the Electronic Privacy Information Center, and she is an affiliate and advisory board member of the Center for Critical Race + Digital Studies. She received her BA with honors in the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University and her JD from Northeastern University School of Law.

“We are thrilled to welcome Professor Rashida Richardson, one of our outstanding graduates, back to the Northeastern community,” said Dean James Hackney. “Her scholarship and experience are at the forefront of how data-driven technologies impact our lives and influence law. Her synergies with our faculty, who are on the cutting edge of law and technology, will be a tremendous benefit to our students and to our research and public policy advocacy.”

“I'm excited to return to the Northeastern community, where social impact is a central value and interdisciplinary scholarship thrives,” said Richardson.

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 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. The future of legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.

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