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Kaminski, Margot E.



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research overview

  • Margot Kaminski teaches, researches, and writes on law and technology. Her work has focused on privacy, speech, and online civil liberties, in addition to international intellectual property law and legal issues raised by AI and robotics, with a focus on domestic drones (UAS). She received a 2018 Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Grant to study comparative data privacy in the EU. Her recent work has focused on comparative data privacy law and algorithmic accountability and transparency.


  • Data Protection Law, Privacy Law, First Amendment Law, Law and Robotics, Law and Technology, Algorithmic Accountability, Artificial Intelligence and the Law


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courses taught

  • LAWS 5624 - Property
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
    Topics include personal property, estates and interests in land, landlord-tenant, basic land conveyancing, and private land use controls.
  • LAWS 6301 - Introduction to Intellectual Property Law
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides an overview of our nation's intellectual property laws, including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. Discusses other matters related to intellectual property, including licensing, competition policy issues and remedies. Same as TLEN 5245.
  • LAWS 6361 - Information Privacy and Cybersecurity
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2023
    Explores the laws that regulate the basic technologies of the internet and the management of information in the digital age. It examines the most significant statutes, regulations and common law practices that comprise this emerging legal framework.
  • LAWS 8321 - Seminar: Computers and Law
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2022
    Explores a range of topics surrounding the juxtaposition of computers and law. Most are aware of the impact that law has on computers through the myriad of regulations that govern computers and related technologies. Less well known is the impact that computer technology is having on governance and on the practice of law. Explores both sides of this dynamic interplay between law impacting computing, and computing impacting law.
  • LAWS 8361 - Seminar: Advanced Information Privacy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Fall 2022
    Explores current issues in information privacy law and cybersecurity law at depth. Topics will change to reflect subjects that emerge each time that the seminar is offered. Some examples include: federal consumer protection law, federal sectoral privacy statutes, state privacy laws, cybersecurity regulation, and European and comparative data privacy law.


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