Published: April 25, 2023

The University of Colorado Law School is proud to announce that Margot Kaminski, associate professor of law and director of the Privacy Initiative at the Silicon Flatirons Center, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar for 2023-2024.

Headshot of Margot KaminskiProfessor Kaminski has been selected for the Fulbright Schuman European Affairs Program, which provides opportunities for scholars to conduct research and engage in academic exchanges related to EU policies and institutions, conducting research relevant to the future of the transatlantic relationship. Her project will examine the EU’s approach to regulating Artificial Intelligence (AI), across sectors.

“I am honored to have been selected as a Fulbright Scholar and am excited for the opportunity to engage with colleagues in Europe and better understand the EU’s significant new laws regulating AI,” said Professor Kaminski.

This is Professor Kaminski’s second Fulbright award. She received a 2018 Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Grant to study comparative and transatlantic approaches to privacy in the EU. Fulbright Scholar Awards are prestigious and competitive fellowships that provide unique opportunities for scholars to teach and conduct research abroad. Scholars play a vital role in U.S. public diplomacy, establishing long-term relationships between people and nations. The benefits of a Fulbright Scholar Award extend beyond the individual recipient, raising the profile of their home institutions as well.

“We are thrilled that Margot Kaminski has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar. Her scholarship and leadership bring so much to Colorado Law. I, along with her students, fellow faculty, and colleagues, look forward to the impact her research and engagement will have both abroad and at the University of Colorado Boulder,” said Lolita Buckner Inniss, dean of Colorado Law.

Professor Kaminski specializes in the law of new technologies, focusing on information governance, privacy, and freedom of expression. Recently, her work has examined autonomous systems, including AI. Her academic work has been published or is forthcoming in Columbia Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Boston University Law Review, and Southern California Law Review, among others, and she frequently writes for the popular press.

Professor Kaminski is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School. While at Yale, she co-founded the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA), a law school clinic dedicated to increasing government transparency, defending the essential work of news gatherers, and protecting freedom of expression. She was a law clerk to the Honorable Andrew J. Kleinfeld of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Fairbanks, Alaska. She worked at a literary agency prior to law school and has worked at Creative Commons and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. From 2011-2014 Kaminski served as the executive director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, an intellectual center addressing the implications of new information technologies for law and society. She remains an affiliated fellow of the Yale ISP. From 2014-2017, Kaminski was an Assistant Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Alumni include 62 Nobel Laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 78 MacArthur Fellows, and thousands of leaders and world-renowned experts in academia and many other fields across the private, public, and non-profit sectors.