Julian Melendi

Student Fellow

Julian is a senior at Yale University studying Political Science with an Interdisciplinary Concentration in Law, Technology, and Society. He is an Undergraduate Fellow at the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law at Yale Law School and a Student Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. 

Julian is passionate about tackling privacy issues from a public-interest perspective, fighting for victims of discriminatory and faulty government surveillance technologies through impact litigation, pro bono legal services, and policy advocacy. He has worked at the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project and in the Liberty and National Security program at the Brennan Center for Justice. Julian also writes about digital privacy, and his articles have appeared in publications like Slate and Fast Company.

At Yale, Julian is the Project Manager for the Mass Atrocities in the Digital Era initiative, where he is a co-author of an upcoming book on updating laws and norms to push back against novel technologies used to perpetuate atrocities in the digital age. Julian is also the President of Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science honors society. He is a member of the Yale Debate Association, Yale Political Union, and Yale Model Congress.