Alicia Solow-Niederman

Alicia Solow-Niederman

Alicia Solow-Niederman

Associate Professor of Law


2000 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20052

Professor Solow-Niederman’s scholarship sits at the intersection of law and technology. Her research focuses on how to regulate emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, in a way that reckons with social, economic, and political power. With an emphasis on algorithmic accountability, data governance, and information privacy, Professor Solow-Niederman explores how digital technologies can both challenge longstanding regulatory approaches and expose underlying legal values.    

Professor Solow-Niederman’s work has been published or is forthcoming in the Harvard Journal on Law & Technology, the Northwestern University Law Review, the Southern California Law Review, and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, among other law reviews and peer-reviewed journals. Her piece on data breaches was selected as a winner of the 2017 Yale Law Journal Student Essay Competition. Professor Solow-Niederman is a member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Advisory Board. She is also a faculty affiliate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and a visiting fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project, where she has worked with the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic on a series of FOIA requests concerning state government use of AI.

Professor Solow-Niederman joins the GW faculty from Iowa Law, where she taught courses in information privacy and tort law. Previously, she was a Climenko fellow and lecturer on law at Harvard Law School. She also served as the inaugural fellow in artificial intelligence, law, and policy for UCLA Law’s Program on Understanding Law, Science, and Evidence, where she taught a course on Disruptive Technology. Professor Solow-Niederman clerked in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. In her free time, she enjoys distance running, crossword puzzles, and ice cream.

BA, Stanford University; JD, Harvard University

  • 6209 - Legislation and Regulation
  • 6486 - Information Privacy Law