TLS Highlights

TLS Founding Faculty Director Jennifer Daskal named Deputy General Counsel (Cyber and Technology) at the Department of Homeland Security.

Please join us in congratulating TLS Founding Faculty Director Jennifer Daskal for her appointment as Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Homeland Security. We will miss her greatly while she is away, but we are excited for all she will bring to DHS and the nation! Professor Jennifer Daskal Named Deputy General Counsel at DHS.

top A grade and #13 ranking for technology law offerings

We are also pleased to announce that PreLaw Magazine has recognized AU WCL with a top A grade and #13 ranking for its technology law offerings. AUWCL Recognized with Top Grades for Diversity Initiatives, International, Trial Ad, and Tech Law.

Chinese Technology Platforms Operating in the United States:  Assessing the Threat

Joint Report of the National Security, Technology, and Law Working Group at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Tech, Law & Security Program at American University Washington College of Law.

For more details, Chinese Technology Platforms Operating In The United States

At the Intersection

Making Space in Cybersecurity

TLS just signed a newly-released pledge, spearheaded by R Street Institute Tatyana Bolton (Managing Senior Fellow, Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats) to help make the cyber field more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. The “Making Space” pledge and initial list of signatories can be found here: Cybersecurity Coalition Pledge: “Making Space”.

Introducing tls new adjunct professor - cybersecurity law, matt bodman

We are excited to welcome Matt Bodman, Dragos Inc. Product Counsel & Privacy Officer, to the TLS family. As our new Adjunct Professor in Cybersecurity, Matt brings 20+ years of valuable experience in the Intelligence Community and the private sector.


November 20, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Technology, Law & Security Program (TLS), in partnership with the Criminal Justice Practice & Policy Institute (CJPPI) at the American University Washington College of Law (WCL), American Constitution Society (ACS) WCL Chapter, the Journal of National Security Law and Policy (JNSLP) at Georgetown University, and Future Tense, is pleased to announce the capstone event to its joint Power, Policing and Tech project. RSVP HERE!


The Knight Foundation grant will enable us to tackle critically important questions regarding to the roles and responsibilities of players across the Internet ecosystem in responding to harmful content online.

For more details, Knight Foundation Announces a Wide Range of New Grants to Support Research on Internet Governance

Introducing the Free Speech Project and TLS Speaker Series

Tech Law Free Speech Project Launch

The Free Speech Project, launched in February 2020, is a collaboration between TLS and Slate Future Tense that examines the ways technology is influencing how we think about speech.

The TLS Speaker Series, launched in January 2020, provides an opportunity for WCL students and invited guests to engage with distinguished practitioners.

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