Anita L. Allen, Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, is an expert on privacy law, bioethics, and contemporary values, and is recognized for her scholarship about legal philosophy, women’s rights, and race relations. In 2010 she was appointed by President Obama to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Her books include Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide (Oxford, 2011); Everyday Ethics: Opinion-Writing about the Things that Matter Most (Academic Readers/Cognella, 2010); Privacy Law and Society (Thomson/West, 2011); The New Ethics: A Guided Tour of the 21st Century Moral Landscape (Miramax/Hyperion, 2004); Why Privacy Isn’t Everything: Feminist Reflections on Personal Accountability (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003); and Uneasy Access: Privacy for Women in a Free Society (Rowman and Littlefield, 1988). She co-edited (with Milton Regan) Debating Democracy’s Discontent (Oxford, 1998). Allen, who has written more than a 100 scholarly articles, has also contributed to popular magazines and blogs, and has frequently appeared on nationally broadcast television and radio programs
Lisa Austin is Associate Professor in Faculty of Law as well as the Chairholder of the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy at the University of Toronto. She is one of Canada’s leading privacy theorists and has published widely on privacy theory, law and technology, privacy law and legal theory. Her ability to bridge theory and practice is evidenced by a number of influential reports that she has drafted, including ‘Model Policy for Access to Court Records in Canada’ which was approved by the Canadian Judicial Council as its official policy in September 2005 and formed the basis for the Policy for Access to Supreme Court of Canada Court Records (February, 2009). Her current research interests include property theory, the rule of law, and legal theory and her recent articles include ‘Person, Place or Thing? Property and the Structuring of Social Relations’, (2010) 60 University of Toronto Law Journal 445 and ‘A Postmodern Defence of Universal Liberal Legal Norms’, (2010) 23(1) Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 5
Danielle Citron is the Lois K. Macht Research Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She teaches Civil Procedure, Information Privacy Law, Internet Speech, and legal writing. She was voted the “Best Teacher of the Year” by the University of Maryland law school students in 2005.
Professor Citron’s scholarship focuses on information privacy law, cyber law, civil rights, and administrative law. She is currently working on a book entitled Hate 3.0, forthcoming in Harvard University Press. Her scholarship has appeared in California Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Southern California Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Boston University Law Review, George Washington Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, U.C. Davis Law Review, University of Chicago Legal Forum, and Denver University Law Review. Her book chapter “Civil Rights in the Information Age” was featured in The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy, and Reputation edited by Martha Nussbaum & Saul Levmore (Harvard University Press 2010). She has been interviewed in dozens of media broadcasts and articles, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, Forbes, Barron’s, Glamour, Associated Press, NPR, ABC, CNN, and Fox News.
Professor Citron is an Affiliate Fellow at the Yale Information Society Project and an Affiliate Fellow at the Stanford Center on Internet and Society. She serves on the advisory boards of privacy groups Future of Privacy, Without My Consent, and Teach Privacy. She has been a permanent blogger at Concurring Opinions since 2008.
In late October 2011, she testified at the House of Commons before the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combatting Anti-Semitism Task Force on Internet Hate, of which she is a task force member. During the past five years, she has given more than forty lectures and talks, including at the Department of Homeland Security, the National Network to End Domestic Violence, and the International Network Against Cyber Hate, as well as at numerous universities, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, University of Chicago, New York University, University of California at Berkeley, Princeton, Columbia, University of Michigan, Fordham, Washington University, William & Mary, Denver, University of Colorado, and Emory. In December 2009, the Denver University Law Review devoted a conference to her work on cyber harassment entitled Cyber Civil Rights: New Challenges to Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in the Information Age.
Neil M. Richards is Professor of Law at Washington University, St. Louis. He is an expert on privacy law, First Amendment law, and legal history. His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in a number of top law reviews, including the Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and Georgetown Law Journal. His book, Intellectual Privacy, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2013. Professor Richards is a winner of the David M. Becker Professor of the Year Award by the Washington University student body. He also co-directs the Washington University-Cambridge University International Privacy Law Conference. Prior to joining the law faculty, he clerked for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Supreme Court of the United States, and the Hon. Paul V. Niemeyer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He practiced law in Washington, D.C., with the firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, where he focused on appellate litigation and privacy law. More recently, he successfully represented a St. Louis fantasy sports company in high-profile litigation against Major League Baseball. He was the inaugural Hugo Black Fellow at the University of Alabama Law School and a Temple Bar Fellow with the Inns of Court in London.
Rebecca Tushnet, Professor of Law, Georgetown. Professor Tushnet has taught at Georgetown since 2004. Previously, she was on the faculty at New York University School of Law. She also has worked at Debevoise & Plimpton in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in intellectual property. She clerked for Chief Judge Edward R. Becker of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals n Philadelphia and Associate Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Professor Tushnet graduated from Harvard University in 1995 and from Yale Law School in 1998. At Yale, Professor Tushnet served as an articles editor for the Yale Law Journal and as an editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. During her law school summers, she worked for the Center for Reproductive Law & Policy and for Bredhoff & Kaiser.
Professor Tushnet’s publications include “Copyright as a Model for Free Speech Law” (B.C. L. Rev. 2000), “Legal Fictions: Copyright, Fan Fiction, and a New Common Law” (Loy. L.A. Ent. L.J. 1997), and a student note entitled “Rules of Engagement” (Yale L.J. 1988), making her the nation’s expert on the law governing engagement rings. Her research currently focuses on the relationship between copyright and free speech, in particular why copyright is, after over two centuries of relative obscurity, now being seen as a restriction on speech subject to First Amendment constraints, and the implications of this new attention to copyright for other areas of free speech law. She is also interested in the law governing false advertising and the roles of the various actors-consumers, competitors, and government-who bring the law to bear against advertisers.