Professor Margot E. Kaminski researches and writes on law and technology. She is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School. Professor Kaminski’s research and policy work focuses on media freedom, online civil liberties, international intellectual property law, legal issues raised by AI and robotics, and surveillance. She has written on law and technology for the popular press, and appeared on NPR’s On the Media and other radio shows and podcasts. Her article, “The Capture of International Intellectual Property Law Through the U.S. Trade Regime” was published in the Southern California Law Review; and her essay on domestic drone use, “Drone Federalism: Civilian Drones and the Things They Carry” was published in the California Law Review Circuit.
From 2011 to 2014, Professor Kaminski served as the executive director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, an intellectual center addressing the implications of new information technologies for law and society. She remains an affiliated fellow of the Yale ISP. She was a law clerk to the Honorable Andrew J. Kleinfeld of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Prior to attending law school, Professor Kaminski worked for a literary agency and as a freelance writer. While at Yale, she co-founded the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA), and worked as a Google Policy Fellow at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.