Alicia Solow-Niederman

Associate Professor, George Washington University Law School

Alicia Solow-Niederman is an associate professor of law at The George Washington University Law School. Her research focuses on how to regulate emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, in a way that reckons with social, economic, and political power. With an emphasis on algorithmic accountability, data governance, and information privacy, Professor Solow-Niederman explores how digital technologies can both challenge longstanding regulatory approaches and expose underlying legal values.

Professor Solow-Niederman’s work has been published or is forthcoming in the Harvard Journal on Law & Technology, the Northwestern University Law Review, the Southern California Law Review, and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, among other law reviews and peer-reviewed journals. Her piece on data breaches was selected as a winner of the 2017 Yale Law Journal Student Essay Competition. Professor Solow-Niederman is a member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Advisory Board. She is also a faculty affiliate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and a visiting fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project, where she has worked with the Media and Freedom Information Access Clinic on a series of FOIA requests concerning state government use of AI.

Professor Solow-Niederman teaches or has taught courses in information privacy, technology and law, legislation and regulation, and torts. She clerked in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia and served as Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School and a fellow on AI, law, and policy at UCLA School of Law. Professor Solow-Niederman received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a B.A. with distinction in communication and political science from Stanford University. In her free time, she enjoys distance running, crossword puzzles, and ice cream.