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Angela J. Campbell


Director, Institute for Public Representation Communications and Technology Clinic, Professor of Law

B.A., Hampshire; J.D., University of California, Los Angeles; LL.M., Georgetown

Areas of Expertise:

Clinical Education, Communications and Technology Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

Angela J. Campbell, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Institute for Public Representation, directs the Institutes Communications and Technology Law Clinic.This clinic represents non-profit organizations before the...

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Angela J. Campbell, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Institute for Public Representation, directs the Institutes Communications and Technology Law Clinic.This clinic represents non-profit organizations before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Courts to establish and enforce media policies in the public interest. Under Professor Campbell's supervision, law students and graduate fellows have advocated for, among other things, protecting children's online privacy, diversifying media ownership, increasing access to media for persons with disabilities, and making broadcast stations more accountable to the public.Professor Campbell argued and won an appeal in the Third Circuit that reversed an FCC decision that would have allowed tremendous concentration within the broadcast industry.Professor Campbell also serves on the Board of the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, on the Steering Committee of the Food Marking Work Group, and as a Faculty Advisor to Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology.Prior to joining the Georgetown Faculty in 1988, Campbell was an attorney with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and in private practice.While at UCLA School of Law, she served as editor-in-chief of the Federal Communications Law Journal.

Recent Scholarship

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Angela Campbell, Newbs Lose, Experts Win: Video Games in the Supreme Court, 95 Neb. L. Rev. 965-1023 (2017).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Angela Campbell, Rethinking Children's Advertising Policies for the Digital Age, 29 Loy. Consumer L. Rev. 1-54 (2016).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Angela Campbell, Pacifica Reconsidered: Implications for the Current Controversy Over Broadcast Indecency, 63 Fed. Comm. L.J. 195-260 (2010).    [HEIN] [W]
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Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Angela Campbell, Newbs Lose, Experts Win: Video Games in the Supreme Court, 95 Neb. L. Rev. 965-1023 (2017).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Angela Campbell, Rethinking Children's Advertising Policies for the Digital Age, 29 Loy. Consumer L. Rev. 1-54 (2016).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Angela Campbell, Pacifica Reconsidered: Implications for the Current Controversy Over Broadcast Indecency, 63 Fed. Comm. L.J. 195-260 (2010).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Angela Campbell, The Legacy of Red Lion, 60 Admin. L. Rev. 783-800 (2008).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Angela Campbell, A Historical Perspective on the Public's Right of Access to the Media, 35 Hofstra L. Rev. 1027-1094 (2007).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Angela Campbell, A Public Interest Perspective on the Impact of the Broadcasting Provisions of the 1996 Act, 58 Fed. Comm. L.J. 455-476 (2006).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Angela Campbell, Restricting the Marketing of Junk Food to Children by Product Placement and Character Selling, 39 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 447-505 (2006).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Angela Campbell, Self-Regulation and the Media, 51 Fed. Comm. L.J. 711-772 (1999).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Angela Campbell, Ads2Kids.com: Should Government Regulate Advertising to Children on the World Wide Web?, 33 Gonz. L. Rev. 311-346 (1997-1998).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Angela Campbell, Lessons from Oz: Quantitative Guidelines for Children's Educational Television, 20 Hastings Comm./Ent. L.J. 119-168 (1997) (adapted in Telephony, the Internet, and the Media: Selected Papers from the 1997 Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason & David Waterman eds., Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 1998)).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Angela Campbell, Universal Service Provisions: The Ugly Duckling of the 1996 Act, 29 Conn. L. Rev. 187-204 (1996).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Angela Campbell, Political Campaigning in the Information Age: A Proposal for Protecting Political Candidates' Use of On-Line Computer Services, 38 Vill. L. Rev. 517-553 (1993).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Angela Campbell, Teaching Advanced Legal Writing in a Law School Clinic, 24 Seton Hall L. Rev. 653-694 (1993).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Angela Campbell, Publish or Carriage: Approaches to Analyzing the First Amendment Rights of Telephone Companies, 70 N.C. L. Rev. 1071-1153 (1992).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Angela Campbell, The FCC's Proposal to Deregulate Radio: Is it Permissible Under the Communications Act of 1934, 32 Fed. Comm. L.J. 233-268 (1980).    [HEIN]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Angela Campbell, Self-Regulation and the Media, in Regulating Audiovisual Services 131-191 (Thomas Gibbons ed., Farnham, Eng.: Ashgate 2009).   
  • Angela Campbell, Lessons from Oz: Quantitative Guidelines for Children's Educational Television, in Telephony, the Internet, and the Media: Selected Papers from the 1997 Telecommunications Policy Research Conference 111-128 (Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason & David Waterman eds., Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 1998).   
  • Angela Campbell, Toward a New Approach to Public Interest Regulation of Digital Broadcasting, in Digital Broadcasting and the Public Interest: Reports and Papers of the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program 3-35 (Charles M. Firestone & Amy Korzick Garmer eds., D.C.: Aspen Institute 1998).    [BOOK]
  • Angela Campbell, U.S. Perspectives on World Wide Web Sites Targeting Children, in Children and Interactive Multimedia: A Place to Play? 87-97 (Tracy Newlands & Michele Roger eds., Sydney, Austl.: The New College Institute for Values Research 1997).   
  • Angela Campbell & James J. Halpert, Electronic Redlining: Discrimination on the Information Superhighway, in New Challenges: The Civil Rights Record of the Clinton Administration Mid-term 278-297 (Corrine M. Yu & William L. Taylor eds., Wash., D.C.: Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights 1995).    [BOOK]
  • Angela Campbell, U.S. Perspectives on the Regulation of Toy TV Tie-Ins, in Marketing Toys: It's Child's Play 93-115 (Stephen Frith, Barbara Biggins & Tracy Newlands eds., Sydney, Austl.: The New College Institute for Values Research 1995).   
  • Angela Campbell, Nolan Bowie & Andrew Jay Schwartzman, The Federal Communications Commission: Telecommunications, in Changing America: Blueprints for the New Administration 604-615 (Mark Green ed. with Wade Green, John Siegal, Olivier Sultan & Michael Waldman, New York: Newmarket Press 1992).    [BOOK]
  • Angela Campbell, Nolan A. Bowie & Andrew Jay Schwartzman, Telecommunications: Federal Communications Commission, in America's Transition: Blueprints for the 1990s 322-337 (Mark Green & Mark Pinsky eds., New York: Democracy Project 1989).    [BOOK]

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

  • Amicus Curiae Brief of Center for Digital Democracy in Support of Respondent, Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339 (U.S. Sept. 8, 2015).   
  • Brief of Amici Curiae American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Benton Foundation, Children Now, and United Church of Christ Office of Communication, Inc. in Support of Affirmance, F.C.C. v. Fox Television Stations, Inc., No. 10-1293 (U.S. Nov. 9, 2011).    [W] [WWW]
  • Brief of Amici Curiae American Academy of Pediatrics, Benton Foundation, Children Now, National Institute on Media and the Family, Parent Teacher Association, and United Church of Christ, Office of Communications, Inc., In Support of Neither Party, F.C.C. v. Fox Television Stations, No. 07-582 (U.S. June 9, 2008).    [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Petition for a Writ of Certiorari, Time Warner Entertainment Co. v. F.C.C., No. 01-223 (U.S. Aug. 08, 2001).    [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Petition for a Writ of Certiorari, Minority Media and Telecommunications Council v. MD/DC/DE Broadcasters Ass'n, No. 01-639 (U.S. Oct. 17, 2001).    [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Brief for Intervenor-Appellees Consumer Federation of America et al., Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. v. F.C.C., No. 93-44 (U.S. Dec. 7, 1993).    [W]
  • American Jewish Committee et al. as Amici Curiae in Support of the Respondent, Metro Broadcasting, Inc. v. F.C.C., No. 89-453 (U.S. Mar. 6, 1990).    [W]
  • Brief of American Jewish Committee et al. as Amici Curiae Supporting Respondents, Metro Broadcasting, Inc., v. F.C.C., No. 89-453 (U.S. Mar. 6, 1990).    [W]

Congressional Testimony

  • Broadcasters' Public Interest Obligations and S. 217, the Fairness in Broadcasting Act of 1991: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on Commerce, Sci., & Transp., 102d Cong., June 20, 1991 (Statement of Angela Campbell) (CIS-No.: 92-S261-15).   
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In the News

"Don’t Apply Chevron To Inmate Calls Decision, DC Circ. Told," coverage by Law 360, September 1, 2017, mentioning Lecturer in Law Andrew Jay Schwartzman and Professor Angela J. Campbell.

"Industry wants FCC to relax children’s TV regulations," coverage by CatholicPhilly.com, August 31, 2017, quoting Professor Angela Campbell.

"DC Circ. Urged To Rethink Nixing FCC Inmate Call Rates Cap," coverage by Law 360, July 31, 2017, mentioning Lecturer in Law Andrew Schwartzman and Professor Angela J. Campbell.

Court Rejects Request to Stay UHF Discount, coverage in TVNewsCheck, June 15, 2017, featuring Professor Angela Campbell.

"Court Rejects Request to Stay UHF Discount," coverage by TV News Check, June 15, 2017, quoting Professor Angela J. Campbell.

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"Don’t Apply Chevron To Inmate Calls Decision, DC Circ. Told," coverage by Law 360, September 1, 2017, mentioning Lecturer in Law Andrew Jay Schwartzman and Professor Angela J. Campbell.

"Industry wants FCC to relax children’s TV regulations," coverage by CatholicPhilly.com, August 31, 2017, quoting Professor Angela Campbell.

"DC Circ. Urged To Rethink Nixing FCC Inmate Call Rates Cap," coverage by Law 360, July 31, 2017, mentioning Lecturer in Law Andrew Schwartzman and Professor Angela J. Campbell.

Court Rejects Request to Stay UHF Discount, coverage in TVNewsCheck, June 15, 2017, featuring Professor Angela Campbell.

"Court Rejects Request to Stay UHF Discount," coverage by TV News Check, June 15, 2017, quoting Professor Angela J. Campbell.

"DC Circuit Lifts Halt On FCC TV Ownership Shift," coverage by Law 360, June 15, 2017, mentioning Lecturer in Law Andrew Jay Schwartzman, Professor Angela J. Campbell, and Clinical Fellow Drew T. Simshaw.

"Advocates Seek DC Circ. Halt To FCC TV Ownership Change," coverage by Law360, May 30, 2017, mentioning Professors Angela Campbell and Andrew Schwartzman, and Drew Simshaw of the Institute for Public Representation.

"Petition puts down profiting off child players of Pokemon Go," coverage in the Wisconsin Gazette, August 1, 2016, featuring Professor Angela Campbell.

"CCFC to Niantic: Don’t Use Pokemon GO to Lure Children to Sponsors’ Locations," coverage by Common Dreams, July 25, 2016, quoting Professor Angela J. Campbell.

"The dark side of buying your children smart toys: Expert warns Hello Barbie can be hacked, as VTech suffers major data breach," coverage by DailyMail.com, December 1, 2015, featuring Professor Angela Campbell

"YouTube Kids App Faces New Complaints," coverage in The New York Times, November 24, 2015, featuring Professor Angela Campbell.

"Why parents should say goodbye to Hello Barbie," coverage in The Chicago Tribune, November 18, 2015, quoting Professor Angela Campbell. Further coverage is by The Kernel.

 "'Hell No Barbie': Social Media Campaign Targets Talking Doll," coverage by NBC News, November 9, 2015, quoting Professor Angela Campbell.

YouTube Kids app uses deceptive advertising, says consumer groups who urge FTC investigation,” coverage in U.S. News & World Report, April 7, 2015, quoting Professor Angela J. Campbell.

"Talking Doll 'Hello Barbie' Draws Ire From Critics," coverage in Tech Times, March 16, 2015, featuring Professor Angela Campbell.

"Popular doll could become a corporate spy," coverage in the Sunday Star Times, March 15, 2015, featuring Professor Angela Campbell.

Advocates Call Talking Barbie 'Surveillance Barbie',” coverage in Newsweek, March 13, 2015, quoting Professor Angela J. Campbell.

Privacy advocates try to keep ‘creepy,’ ‘eavesdropping’ Hello Barbie from hitting shelves,” coverage in The Washington Post, March 11, 2015, quoting Professor Angela J. Campbell.

"Public Interest Lawyers Lambaste FCC Order Non-Publication," coverage by Broadcasting & Cable, February 3, 2015, featuring Professor Angela Campbell and Lecturer in Law Andrew Schwartzman.

"Topps' Ring Pop Contest Disregarded COPPA, Groups Tell FTC," Law360, December 9, 2014, mentioning Professor Angela Campbell and Fellow Eric Null.

 "Hill Lawyer Runs New Georgetown Law Center on Privacy," coverage in The National Law Journal, July 21, 2014, featuring the Center on Privacy and Technology and Professors Julie Cohen, David Vladeck, Laura Donohue and Angela Campbell.

"Mayor ordering raid on Twitter troublemaker riles free speech defenders," coverage by FoxNews.com, April 22, 2014, featuring Professor Angela Campbell.

"Are Broadcasters Or The FCC To Blame For Problems With TV Localism And Diversity?," coverage on Deadline.com, March 13, 2014, quoting Professor Angela Campbell and Andrew Jay Schwartzman, Benton Senior Counselor.

 "Group Floats Ideas to Protect Kids Online," SoMdNews, January 8, 2014, featuring Professor Angela Campbell, co-director of the Institute for Public Representation.

"Children’s Online Privacy Work Group Provides Legislation Ideas," coverage by Gazette.net, January 2, 2014, featuring Professor Angela Campbell, co-director of the Institute for Public Representation.

"Many Apps for Children Still Raise Privacy Concerns, FTC Says," coverage on NPR's "All Things Considered," December 10, 2012, featuring Professor Angela Campbell.

"FTC Urged to Bolster Online Privacy Protection for Children," coverage in the Los Angeles Times, August 21, 2012, featuring Professor Angela Campbell.

On her blog, "Appetite for Profit," Michele Simon named Professor Angela Campbell as one of the "top 10 lawyers working to improve the food system," July 5, 2012.

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