Amanda Levendowski is an Associate Professor of Law and the Founding Director of the Intellectual Property and Information Policy (iPIP) Clinic. Her clinical projects and scholarship focus on developing creative approaches to cutting-edge legal problems. The iPIP Clinic focuses on counseling work—including strategic advising, policymaking, and impact advocacy—for individuals, non-profits, and other organizations that engage with intellectual property and information policy issues from a public interest perspective. Details about the iPIP Clinic’s work can be found here.

Her scholarship applies intellectual property and cyberlaw to reveal surprising truths about how we engage with technology. Her recent pieces use intellectual property to tackle tricky social issues, such as combating nonconsensual pornography, curbing biased artificial intelligence, uncovering secret surveillance technology, and curtailing invasive face surveillance. Her cyberlaw work, including her co-edited volume Feminist Cyberlaw, offers new ways to think about cyberspace and the laws that govern it.

Levendowski is the recipient of the 20/20 Visionary Award from Public Knowledge as a future technology leader. Levendowski is also a Faculty Advisor to the Institute for Technology Law and Policy and a former Gender+ Justice Fellow. Prior to joining Georgetown, she co-taught the Technology Law and Policy Clinic at NYU Law, where she was also a research fellow at the Information Law Institute and a fellow at the Engelberg Center for Innovation Law and Policy. She previously practiced with Kirkland & Ellis and Cooley. She received her JD from NYU Law, where she received the Walter J. Derenberg Prize for copyright law, and her BA from NYU, where she developed a concentration in Publishing, Copyright & Technology. You can find her on Twitter at @levendowski.

PUBLICATIONS

Teaching Doctrine for Justice Readiness, 29 Clinical L. Rev. 1 (forthcoming 2022)

Resisting Face Surveillance with Copyright Law, 104 N.C. Law Review 1 (forthcoming 2022) (Link)

Nina Srejovic is a clinical teaching fellow in iPIP. Her article forthcoming in the Washington Law Review, Copyright Protection for Works in the Language of Life, examines the relationship between copyright and DNA, the next information technology. Nina worked for over a decade in private practice where she focused on intellectual property litigation and patent counseling for clients in the life sciences and technology industries. Nina’s experience includes working as an IP litigation associate at Fenwick & West and McCutchen, Doyle, Brown and Enersen, where she represented biotech pioneer Cetus in the trial upholding the validity of Cetus’ patents for Kari Mullis’ Nobel Prize-winning polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology. She also served as the coordinator for the District Court for the Northern District of California’s Case Management Pilot Program to reduce cost and delay in civil litigation. Nina is a member of the Patent Bar and is licensed to practice in California and the District of Columbia. She holds a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A., with distinction, in economics from Stanford University. You can find her on Twitter at @NinaSrejovic.

Becky Chambers is a clinical teaching fellow in the iPIP Clinic. She recently received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center, where she focused on intellectual property and entertainment law issues. During her time in law school, she interned with federal agencies and trade associations doing policy work related to technology and intellectual property and participated in the iPIP Clinic. She also held leadership roles with the Women’s Legal Alliance and the Georgetown Entertainment, Sports, and Media Association (GEMALaw). Prior to law school, she received her BA with Honors, magna cum laude, from Bucknell University in English Literature. You can find her on Twitter as @beckchambers1

Taneisha Ballard is the clinic office manager for iPIP. Prior to working at Georgetown, Taneisha worked with the Department of Justice as a clerk helping a large staff of paralegals with a diverse set of administrative task, operations and procedures. While in school, Taneisha will be pursuing her degree as a double major in Business Administration and Marketing. Taneisha also acts as the office manager of the Criminal Justice Clinic and Georgetown’s DC Street Law Program.