Danielle Citron

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Professor Danielle Citron is the Lois K. Macht Research Professor of Law.  She teaches Civil Procedure, Information Privacy Law, Internet Speech, and LAWR I.  She was voted the "Best Teacher of the Year" by the University of Maryland law school students in 2005.

Professor Citron’s scholarship focuses on information privacy law, cyber law, civil rights, and administrative law, with a focus on government’s reliance on information technologies. She is currently working on a book entitled Hate 3.0, which will be published by Harvard University Press.  Her work has appeared in California Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Southern California Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Boston University Law Review, George Washington Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, U.C. Davis Law Review, University of Chicago Legal Forum, and Denver University Law Review.  She has been interviewed in dozens of media broadcasts and articles, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, Forbes, Barron’s, Glamour, Associated Press, NPR, ABC, CNN, and Fox News. 

Professor Citron is an Affiliate Fellow at the Yale Information Society Project and an Affiliate Fellow at the Stanford Center on Internet and Society. She serves on the advisory boards of privacy groups Future of Privacy, Without My Consent, and Teach Privacy.  In late October 2011, she testified at the House of Commons before the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combatting Anti-Semitism Task Force on Internet Hate, of which she is a task force member.

During the past five years, she has given more than forty lectures and talks, including at the Department of Homeland Security, the National Network to End Domestic Violence, and the International Network Against Cyber Hate, as well as at numerous universities, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, University of Chicago, New York University, University of California at Berkeley, Princeton, Columbia, University of Michigan, Fordham, Washington University, William & Mary, Denver, University of Colorado, and Emory.

In December 2009, the Denver University Law Review devoted a conference to her work on cyber harassment entitled Cyber Civil Rights: New Challenges to Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in the Information Age.  She has been a permanent blogger at Concurring Opinions since 2008.