Kate Klonick

PhD Candidate at Yale Law School

I am currently pursuing my PhD in law at Yale Law School, where I am also a Resident Fellow at the Information Society Project.  

My research centers on applying cognitive psychology research to the law.  Most generally this addresses questions of decision making, but has led to specific study in the areas of intellectual property, torts, governance, criminal law, and evidence.  It has also led to interest in robotics, artificial intelligence, and Internet law.

Previously, I clerked for the Hon. Richard C. Wesley of the Second Circuit and the Hon. Eric N. Vitaliano of the Eastern District of New York. I graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, where I was a Senior Editor at The Georgetown Law Journal and the Founding Editor of the The Georgetown Law Journal Online.

Before law school I worked in journalism and wrote for many publications including Slate, The Guardian, Talking Points Memo, and ABC News. I hold a BA in History with Honors from Brown University, where I also did demonstrated coursework in cognitive neuroscience.

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