Molly K. Land

Catherine Roraback Professor of Law | Professor of Human Rights

Drawing on her human rights expertise and background as an intellectual property litigator, Professor Land’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of human rights, science, and technology, and her current project develops an interdisciplinary framework based on human rights law for responding to harmful online content. Professor Land also writes about how human rights practitioners integrate new technologies in their work, the conditions under which advocates use human rights frames for social mobilization, the responsibilities of non-state actors such as internet companies in responding to harmful content online, and the role of public international law in regulating current dilemmas associated with science and technology. Her most recent book, New Technologies for Human Rights Law and Practice (CUP 2018, ed. with Jay Aronson) provides an essential roadmap for understanding the relationship between technology and human rights law and practice. Professor Land’s articles have been published in the Connecticut Law Review and the Yale, Harvard, Virginia, and Michigan journals of international law, among other places, and she speaks and lectures widely on the relationship between technology and human rights. Professor Land has authored several human rights reports, including a report for the World Bank on the role of new technologies in promoting human rights. She recently completed terms as an alternate on the Board of Directors of the Global Network Initiative and a member of the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She clerked for the Honorable Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. A former Fulbright Scholar at the University of Bonn, Professor Land earned her J.D. at Yale Law School.

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