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Paul Ohm Joins Georgetown Law Faculty

January 13, 2015 —

Professor Paul Ohm Professor Paul Ohm

Georgetown University Law Center is pleased to welcome Paul Ohm as a new member of its full-time faculty, beginning fall semester 2015. Ohm will also join Professors Julie Cohen, Angela Campbell, Laura Donohue and David Vladeck, as a faculty director for the Center on Privacy and Technology.

“Paul Ohm is one of the nation’s foremost experts on law and technology and a great addition to our already strong group of faculty working in this field. Paul is both a top-notch computer expert and a leading privacy law scholar – an all-too-rare combination,” said Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor. “We are very pleased to welcome him to our community.” 

Ohm will join the Law Center from the University of Colorado Law School, where he is associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor of law. At Colorado, he teaches computer crime law, information privacy, criminal procedure and intellectual property. Much of Ohm’s scholarship focuses on how evolving technology disrupts individual privacy. In 2010, he was awarded the prize for Excellence in Teaching by the students of Colorado Law. 

“I am thrilled to be joining the faculty of one of the nation's great law schools,” said Ohm.  “The incredible scholars at Georgetown have long provided essential voices in important debates at the intersection of law and technology, and I am honored to have the chance to follow in that tradition.”

From 2012 to 2013, Ohm served as senior policy adviser to the Federal Trade Commission. Prior to joining Colorado Law, he was an honors program trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property section. He also clerked for Judge Betty Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and Judge Mariana Pfaelzer of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. 

Ohm earned undergraduate degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from Yale University and a law degree from the UCLA School of Law. Before law school, Ohm worked for several years as a computer programmer and network systems administrator. 

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