Rebecca Wexler

Visiting Fellow


Rebecca Wexler works on data, technology, and criminal justice. She focuses on evidence law, criminal procedure, privacy and intellectual property protections surrounding new data-driven criminal justice technologies. Rebecca has published with The Berkeley Technology Law Journal, The Yale Law Journal Forum, and The Yale Journal of Law & Technology. Her work challenging the trade secret evidentiary privilege in criminal proceedings has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Monthly, Slate, and NPR's The Takeaway.

Rebecca is currently a law clerk to the Honorable Pierre N. Leval of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She has worked as a Yale Public Interest Fellow at The Legal Aid Society's criminal defense practice; a Lawyer-in-Residence at The Data and Society Research Institute; a Justice Stevens Fellow at the Electronic Frontier Foundation; a Visiting Scholar at the UC Berkeley School of Law Human Rights Center; and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. Rebecca is a graduate of Harvard College, Cambridge University, and Yale Law School, where she was awarded the Nathan Burkan Prize for Best Paper in the Field of Copyright Law, and received the Miller Prize for Best Paper Concerning the Bill of Rights two years in a row. While at Yale, she served as a Forum Editor for The Yale Law Journal.  She is a member of the New York bar.

Prior to attending law school, Rebecca made documentary films for national broadcast television, museums, and educational distribution. She was a 2012 Senior Fulbright Advanced Research and Lecturing Scholar in Sri Lanka. From 2010-2011, she co-founded and served as instructor for the Yale Visual Law Project.