Lecturer in Law
Ángel Díaz is a Lecturer in Law at UCLA School of Law and teaches Legal Research and Writing. He was previously Counsel in the Liberty & National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice and an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law at NYU School of Law. His research and advocacy focuses on the intersection of technology with civil rights and civil liberties.
Díaz received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. During law school, he was Book Reviews & Essays Editor of the California Law Review, Annual Review Editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, and a Teaching Assistant for Legal Research and Writing. As an undergraduate, he taught a course on Cormac McCarthy, the Coen Brothers, and the Neo-Western.
Díaz has authored or coauthored numerous white papers and resources, including Double Standards in Social Media Content Moderation (2021), Law Enforcement Access to Smart Devices (2020), Automatic License Plate Readers: Legal Status and Policy Recommendations for Law Enforcement Use (2020), New York City Police Department Surveillance Technology (2019), among others. His work and commentary have been featured in outlets such as the Associated Press, NPR, the Intercept, Slate, the New York Daily News, City & State, the Chicago Reporter, Just Security, and Univision.