Margaret Hu

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Affiliate Scholar
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Margaret Hu is an Associate Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law. Her current courses include Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Privacy Law, and Federal Civil Rights Law. Her research interests include the intersection of immigration policy, national security, cybersurveillance, critical race theory, and civil rights.  Previously, she served as Senior Policy Advisor for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and also served as Special Policy Counsel for Immigration-Related Discrimination, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, in Washington, D.C.  

Hu received her B.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of Kansas and her J.D. from Duke Law School. She is a Truman Scholar and Foreign Language Area Studies Scholar. Hu clerked for Judge Rosemary Barkett on U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and subsequently joined the U.S. Department of Justice through Attorney General’s Honors Program under Attorney General Janet Reno.

Hu has served in various leadership positions, including Advisory Board of the Future of Privacy Forum; Vice Chair, Kansas Commission for National and Community Service; Board of Directors, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum; Board of Directors; University of Kansas Memorial Corporation; National Governing Board, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum; and Dean’s Advisory Council, Duke Law School.

Hu’s articles include Biometric ID CybersurveillanceSmall Data Surveillance v. Big Data CybersurveillanceBig Data Blacklisting, and Taxonomy of the Snowden Disclosures.  Her forthcoming book, provisionally titled, The Big Data Constitution: Constitutional Reform in the Cybersurveillance State, is under contract with Cambridge University Press (2018-19 publication).