Amanda Levendowski researches how law can shape better technologies. She is an Associate Professor of Law and the Founding Director of the Intellectual Property and Information Policy (iPIP, pronounced eye-pip) Clinic.

In the iPIP Clinic, she supervises creative legal and sociotechnical work for justice-minded artists, non-profits, and coalitions. Her scholarship has informed multiple Clinic matters at the intersection of IP and privacy, including artificial intelligence, secret surveillance technologies, nonconsensual intimate imagery, and face surveillance. She received Georgetown’s Gender+ Justice Fellowship for her face surveillance scholarship. Her latest book, Clean SLATE: How Lawyers Can Shape Better Technologies (U. Cal. Press 2027), builds on work to provide lawyers with a client-centered approach to advising clients on sustainability, labor, accessibility, transparency, and ethics (SLATE) issues raised by their technologies. In 2021, Public Knowledge recognized her as a 20/20 Visionary, one of twenty future leaders in technology.

Her work also established the global feminist cyberlaw movement. Her first book, Feminist Cyberlaw (U. Cal. Press 2024), co-edited with Meg Leta Jones, brings together essays by scholars, activists, and practitioners that explore how gender, race, sexuality, disability, and class shape cyberspace and the laws that govern it. Her work also expanded the open source perfume movement. In 2023, she certified the first open source hardware perfume and served as a Scholar-in-Residence with the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, where she interviewed British and French perfumemakers about legal and social barriers in the Western perfume industry.

As extensions of her work, she created the immersive Privacy Justice Seminar at Maine Law. She is also the Disabled Law Students Association’s first Faculty Advisor, and she serves on the Office of Accessibility Services’ Faculty Advisory Board. She creates art through her Cyberspace and Technology (CAT) Lab. Her CAT Lab letterpress print, librarians warned us, received the People’s Choice Award at the Pyramid Atlantic Membership Mashup in 2023. She received the Walter J. Derenberg Prize for copyright law at NYU Law, and developed a concentration in Publishing, Copyright, and Technology at NYU.


Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Amanda Levendowski, Hard Truths About Soft IP, Colum. L. Rev. F. (forthcoming). [Gtown Law] [SSRN]
Amanda Levendowski, Open Source Perfume, 45 Cardozo L. Rev. (forthcoming). [Gtown Law] [SSRN]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Amanda Levendowski, Dystopian Trademark Revelations, 55 Conn. L. Rev. 681-705 (2023). [WWW] [Gtown Law] [HEIN] [W] [L] [SSRN]
Amanda Levendowski, Defragging Feminist Cyberlaw, 38 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 797-864 (2023). [WWW] [Gtown Law] [W] [L] [SSRN]
Eun Hee Han, Amanda Levendowski & Jonah Perlin, Disrupting Data Cartels by Editing Wikipedia, 25 Yale J.L. & Tech. (Special Issue) 123-145 (2023). [WWW] [Gtown Law] [W] [L] [SSRN]