CITP Seminar: Launching CITP’s Tech Policy Clinic
Last year CITP launched the tech policy clinic. It is a first-of-its-kind initiative, that bring scholars, students, and practitioners together to solve real-world technology policy problems. This talk will describe how we approach shaping the clinic’s priorities and discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Specific examples of our recent work will illustrate how we support evidence-based policies. The importance of flexibility, creativity and the ability to be realistic will be discussed as key components of effective policy interventions.
Mihir leads our first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary technology policy clinic that gives students and scholars an opportunity to engage directly in the policy process. Most recently, he served in the New York Attorney General’s Bureau of Internet & Technology as the lead trial counsel in cutting edge matters concerning consumer protection law and technology and obtained one of the largest consumer payouts in the State’s history. Previously, he worked for Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and Cahill Gordon Reindel LLP in New York City on a variety of antitrust, securities and commercial disputes involving emerging and traditional industries. Before law school he was a policy analyst at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, D.C., educating policy makers about the civil liberties implications of new surveillance technologies. Mihir attended Deep Springs College and received an A.B. from Harvard College in 2000 and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006.
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