Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Information Society Project Names A2K Program Director

New Haven, Conn.—The Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School has announced the appointment of an Access to Knowledge (A2K) Program Director.

The Information Society Project (ISP) welcomes Lea Shaver as the new Access to Knowledge Program Director and Associate Research Scholar in Law.  Ms. Shaver's research focuses on developing a cross-national A2K index and advancing A2K within the international human rights framework. In her new capacity, she will plan and direct the Information Society Project's activities in the area of Access to Knowledge.  Prior to joining Yale ISP, Ms. Shaver was a Fulbright Scholar to South Africa, where she contributed to socio-economic rights litigation efforts at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in the social sciences from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
The Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School was founded in 1997 by Professor Jack Balkin to study the impact of the Internet and other information technologies on law and society.  For more information, visit