Lucia Sommerer

Resident Fellow


Lucia is a young binational (American-German) legal scholar with focus on the intersection of criminal law and emerging technology.

She is currently completing a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) at Yale Law School. Further, Lucia is a doctoral candidate at the chair for Criminal Law and Criminology at Göttingen University, Germany where she explores the use of predictive algorithms in the criminal justice system of Germany and the U.S. 

Lucia has studied law at Munich and Oxford University. During her time in Munich she has focused inter alia on the legal regulation of climate engineering technologies such as carbon capture and storage. 
Lucia has taught sociology of law and criminal law as a teaching fellow at the law faculty of Göttingen University. Her past activities include research assistant with Hogan Lovells LLP and the Sino-German Institute for Legal Studies in Nanjing, China.