The Yale Law Journal

Yale Law Journal Announces Winners of the Law and Technology Essay Competition

Meenakshi Krishnan
30 Oct 2017

The Yale Law Journal is pleased to announce the two winners of its first Student and Recent Graduate Essay Competition, focused on emerging issues in law and technology.  Both Essays will be published in the Yale Law Journal Forum in early 2018. All Forum pieces are fully searchable and available on LexisNexis and Westlaw, as well as on our website.

The two winning Essays are:

Alicia Solow-Niederman, Beyond the Privacy Torts: A New Common Law Approach for Data Breaches

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). Solow-Niederman 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. She 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.  Before attending law school, Solow-Niederman worked at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.‚Äč


Opeyemi Akanbi, Policing Work Boundaries on the Cloud

Opeyemi Akanbi is a Doctoral Candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. Her current research focuses on labor regulation through software. She also studies privacy and media policy. She was a fellow with the Consortium on Media Policy Studies and guest scholar at the Aspen Institute Conference on Communications Policy. She earned her LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School and specialized in Intellectual Property and Information Law at Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in 2014. She is a member of the New York bar.