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Margot E. Kaminski

Margot E. Kaminski

The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
Assistant Professor of Law
Columbus, OH, USA


Margot E. Kaminski is an assistant professor of law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Professor Kaminski researches and writes on law and technology. She is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School.

Prior to attending law school, Professor Kaminski worked for a literary agency, then at Creative Commons, and as an editorial assistant and reader at Zoetrope: All-Story magazine. She has also worked as a freelance writer. While at Yale, she co-founded the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA), and worked as a Google Policy Fellow at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. She was a law clerk to the Honorable Andrew J. Kleinfeld of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Fairbanks, Alaska.

From 2011 to 2014, Professor Kaminski served as the executive director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, an intellectual center addressing the implications of new information technologies for law and society. She remains an affiliated fellow of the Yale ISP.

Professor Kaminski's research and policy work focuses on media freedom, online civil liberties, international intellectual property law, legal issues raised by AI and robotics, and surveillance. She has written on law and technology for the popular press, and appeared on NPR's On the Media and other radio shows and podcasts. Her article "The Capture of International Intellectual Property Law Through the U.S. Trade Regime" was published in the Southern California Law Review; and her essay on domestic drone use, "Drone Federalism: Civilian Drones and the Things They Carry" was published in the California Law Review Circuit.

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