Amanda Levendowski is the founding Director of the iPIP Clinic and an Associate Professor of Law. Her scholarship uses IP, privacy, and cyberlaws creatively to advocate for technologies that are less oppressive for marginalized people. Examples include correcting biased artificial intelligence, uncovering secret surveillance technologies, challenging invasive face surveillance, and creating a feminist framework for understanding cyberlaw. Her publications are available here.
She was the recipient of the Public Knowledge 20/20 Visionaries Award, recognizing her as a future technology policy leader. She was also a Gender+ Justice fellow, awarded for her work on face surveillance. Prior to joining Georgetown, Levendowski co-taught the Technology Law and Policy Clinic at NYU Law, where she was also a research fellow at the Information Law Institute. She previously practiced with Kirkland & Ellis, and Cooley. She received her J.D. from NYU Law, where she received the Walter J. Derenberg Prize for copyright law, and her B.A. from NYU, where she developed a concentration in Publishing, Copyright & Technology.
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 Visiting Professor and Acting Director of the Intellectual Property and Information Policy (iPIP) Clinic. Before coming to Georgetown Law, she litigated landmark intellectual property cases for bioscience and technology clients, including successfully representing biotech pioneer Cetus Corporation in the trial upholding the validity of Cetus’ patents for Kari Mullis’ Nobel Prize-winning polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology. She also served on the Attorney Advisory Committee for the District Court for the Northern District of California and managed the court’s Case Management Pilot Program to reduce cost and delay in civil litigation. Professor Srejovic’s research tackles the intersection of new technologies and intellectual property and examines root causes for the underrepresentation of women in the innovation narrative. Professor Srejovic 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.
Nina Srejovic, Copyright Protection for Works in the Language of Life, 97 Wash. L.R. 459 (2022)
Nina Srejovic, Computer Software Patents and the Gendered View of Computer Programming as Drudgery or Innovation, book chapter in FEMINIST CYBERLAW (ed. Amanda Levendowski and Meg Leta Jones, work-in-progress)
Shweta Kumar is a clinical teaching fellow in the iPIP Clinic. Her areas of research interest include pharmaceutical patent litigation, access to medicine, the intersection of patent law and antitrust law, and health privacy. Prior to joining Georgetown, Shweta practiced intellectual property litigation at Goodwin Procter LLP in Washington, D.C. Her experience includes representing clients in district court litigation and proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), spanning a broad range of technologies, including pharmaceutical sciences, 3D printers, and software. She also has experience working with the Intellectual Property Section of the Department of Justice, defending the government in patent cases brought under 28 U.S.C. § 1498. Shweta is a member of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) and a 2022-2024 ABA-IPL Young Lawyer Fellow. During law school, Shweta served as Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Journal of Law & Technology and took part in the law school’s Patent Clinic. She received her J.D. from UVA Law, and B.S. in Neuroscience from the College of William & Mary.
Eugenia Alvarez serves as the office manager for two clinics, iPIP and the Communications and Technology Law Clinic. She handles the day-to-day administrative operations for the smooth running of the clinic. Prior to joining Georgetown Law Center, Eugenia worked for the World Bank, including its Legal Department, and an immigration attorney.