Wythe Lecture: Professor Danielle Citron, Boston University
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Danielle Citron is a Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law where she teaches and writes about privacy, free speech, and civil procedure. The annual Wythe lecture is free and open to the public.
The George Wythe Lecture Series began at the Law School in 1976. Wythe (1726-1806) was a distinguished lawyer, statesman, and judge, and mentor to Thomas Jefferson. In 1779, at Jefferson’s urging, he was appointed as William & Mary’s — and the nation’s — first professor of law.
Danielle Citron is a Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law, where she teaches and writes about privacy, free speech, and civil procedure. She was named a 2019 MacArthur Fellow in September. Read the announcement here. Her book Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (Harvard University Press) was named one of the “20 Best Moments for Women in 2014” by Cosmopolitan magazine. Citron’s scholarship has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, California Law Review (twice), Michigan Law Review (twice), Boston University Law Review (three times), Notre Dame Law Review (twice), Fordham Law Review (twice), George Washington Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Texas Law Review, Washington University Law Review (three times), Southern California Law Review, Washington & Lee Law Review, Wake Forest Law Review, Washington Law Review (twice), UC Davis Law Review and other journals. She has written opinion pieces for the New York Times, Atlantic, Slate, Time, CNN, Guardian, New Scientist, Lawfare, ars technica, Forbes, and the New York Daily News.
Citron is the vice president of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, a nonprofit devoted to the protection of civil rights and liberties in the digital age. She serves on the board of directors of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and Future of Privacy and on the advisory boards of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center for Technology and Society and Teach Privacy. In connection with her advocacy work, she advises tech companies on online safety. She serves on Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council and Facebook’s Nonconsensual Intimate Imagery Task Force. Read more.