Alicia Solow-Niederman is a Fellow in Artificial Intelligence, Law, and Policy for UCLA School of Law’s Program on Understanding Law, Science, and Evidence (PULSE). Her scholarship focuses on the ways in which emerging technologies such as AI interact with law and regulation as well as with political and social institutions and norms. Solow-Niederman’s work on data breaches was selected as a winner of the 2017 Yale Law Journal’s recent graduate essay competition on emerging legal problems and challenges in law and technology. After her fellowship, she will clerk for the Honorable Rudolph Contreras of the U.S. District Court, District of Columbia.
Solow-Niederman received her B.A. with Distinction in Communication and Political Science from Stanford University and was awarded the J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for Scholastic Achievement as one of the top 25 students in her graduating class. She earned her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review (HLR) and served as Chair for the HLR Forum, the online compendium to the print edition.
Before attending law school, Solow-Niederman worked for three years as a project manager at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Her project portfolio included the development of a tool to analyze the political economy of the online news ecosystem (Media Cloud), management of an initiative on student privacy and digital technology, and research on both information quality and mobile ad hoc networks. During law school, she served as a legal intern for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Policy and a summer associate at Jenner & Block in Washington, D.C.