Kate Klonick

Assistant Professor of Law
School of Law
Ph.D., Yale Law SchoolJ.D., Georgetown University Law CenterA.B., Brown University

Kate Klonick joined the Law School faculty in 2018. She teaches Property, Internet Law, and a seminar on land use. Klonick's research centers on law and technology, using cognitive and social psychology as a framework. That has led to study in the areas of decision making, intellectual property, property, communications torts, norms, shaming, and governance. It has also led to interest in robotics, artificial intelligence, and Internet law. Most recently she has been studying and writing about private Internet platforms and how they govern online speech.

Klonick's work has appeared in The Harvard Law Review, The Georgetown Law Journal, the peer-reviewed Copyright Journal of the U.S.A. and The Maryland Law Review. She has also written for the New York Times, Vox, The Atlantic, Slate, and The Guardian, among other publications.

Professor Klonick holds an A.B. with honors from Brown University where she studied both modern American History and cognitive neuroscience, a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center where she was a Senior Editor on the Georgetown Law Journal, and a Ph.D. in Law from Yale Law School where she was also a resident fellow at the Information Society Project. She clerked for Hon. Eric N. Vitaliano of the Eastern District of New York and Hon. Richard C. Wesley of the Second Circuit. She is an affiliated fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, Data & Society, and New America.

You can follow Professor Klonick on Twitter @klonick.