Amanda Levendowski is the Founding Director of the Intellectual Property and Information Policy Clinic (iPIP) and an Associate Professor of Law. Her projects and research explore law, technology, and justice. She received the Public Knowledge 20/20 Visionaries Award, which recognized 20 future leaders in technology policy advocacy, and a Gender+ Justice grant for her work on face surveillance.
The iPIP Clinic was founded in 2019 and focuses on counseling and policy work for individuals, non-profits, and other organizations that engage with intellectual property and information policy issues from a social justice perspective. Students’ casework is accompanied by a seminar that examines ten substantive iPIP doctrines through a social justice lens and teaches students how to edit Wikipedia. Details about the iPIP Clinic’s work can be found here.
Her scholarship explores novel legal strategies to promote social justice through intellectual property and cyberlaw. Much of her work uses intellectual property laws to counter technological threats, including nonconsensual intimate imagery, artificial intelligence bias, secretive surveillance technologies, invasive face surveillance, and opaque dystopian technologies. This work is complemented by pieces that provide fresh pedagogical approaches to problems at the intersection of teaching and technology, including how teaching doctrine in clinics can amplify justice readiness and why editing Wikipedia can dismantle harmful data cartels. Her most recent scholarship consists of articles, an edited volume, and a book chapter that use intersectional feminism to understand how cyberlaws oppress and liberate marginalized people. She is also working on a biography of Barbara Ringer, the lead architect of the 1976 Copyright Act.
Amanda is a Faculty Advisor to the Technology Law and Policy Institute and the Disability Law Students Association, and she was nominated to the Office of Disability Services Faculty Advisory Board. She is also the founder of the Cyberspace and Technology (CAT) Lab.
Before joining Georgetown, she co-taught the NYU Technology Law & Policy Clinic, where she was an Engelberg Center Fellow and affiliate researcher with the Information Law Institute. She previously worked in the New York offices of Cooley and Kirkland & Ellis. She received her J.D. from New York University, where she received the Walter J. Derenberg Prize for copyright law and was nominated to the Order of the Barristers, and her B.A. from New York University, where she created a concentration in Publishing, Copyright, and Technology.
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
"An Artist Asks, What Is Luxury Without the Logos?," coverage in The New York Times, May 24, 2022, featuring Associate Professor Amanda Levendowski.
"Confronting Surveillance," coverage in JOTWELL, May 12, 2022, featuring Associate Professor Amanda Levendowski.
"Butting In," coverage in Slate, December 14, 2021, featuring Associate Professor Amanda Levendowski.
"From Harvard to Berkeley, Clinics Train Next-Gen Tech Lawyers," coverage in Bloomberg Law, August 25, 2021, featuring Associate Professor Amanda Levendowski and Dean William M. Treanor.