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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Margot Kaminski ’10 Named Executive Director of YLS Information Society Project

The Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School has announced the appointment of Margot Kaminski ’10 as its new executive director, effective August 8, 2011. “I'm thrilled that Margot will be joining us this year,” said ISP faculty director Professor Jack Balkin. “She has a rare combination of energy, leadership skills, institutional knowledge, and scholarly talent.”

Kaminski, a graduate of Yale Law School and magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University, is a former fellow of the Information Society Project. While at Yale Law School, she was a Knight Law and Media Scholar and one of the co-founders of the Media Freedom and Information Access (MFIA) clinic, which focuses on government transparency, new media, and freedom of the press. Following graduation from Yale Law School, she clerked for the Honorable Andrew J. Kleinfeld of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has been a Radcliffe Research Fellow at Harvard and a Google Policy Fellow at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Kaminski’s research and advocacy work focuses on media freedom, online civil liberties, data mining, and surveillance issues. She has written widely on law and technology issues for law journals and the popular press and has drawn public attention to the civil liberties issues surrounding the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School was founded in 1997 to study the impact of the Internet and other information technologies on law and society. For more information, please visit the Information Society Project website.