|MOLLY KATRINA LAND
University of Connecticut School of Law
65 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105-2290
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT SCHOOL OF LAW & HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTE (Joint Appointment), Professor of Law and Human Rights, Fall 2013-present
Service: Clerkship Committee (Chair, 2013-present), Personnel Advisory Committee (Elected Member, 2014-present), International Committee (Fall 2013), Gladstein Committee (2013-present), HRI Curriculum Committee (2014-present); Jessup Moot Court Advisor (2013-present); Co-Director of the Human Rights Certificate (2013-present); Consultant, Scholars of Abraham Committee (2014-present); German Committee (Spring 2014)
Teaching (Law School): Civil Procedure, International Human Rights Law
Teaching (Human Rights Institute): International Human Rights Law, Human Rights and New Technologies
NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL, Associate Professor of Law, Fall 2007-Spring 2013
Service: First Year Skills Committee, Sustainability Committee (Chair), Graduation Awards Committee, Middle 60 Committee, Strategic Advisory Committee, Self-Study Committee, First Year Integration Committee, International Programs Committee, Academic Status Committee, iSection
Teaching: Civil Procedure, International Human Rights Law, International Law, Conflicts of Law, International Intellectual Property, Tech Law Lab / Capstone
Affiliations: Institute for Information Law and Policy, Center for International Law, Justice Action Center
YALE LAW SCHOOL, Visiting Lecturer in Law, Spring 2007 & Allard K. Lowenstein / Robert M. Cover Fellow in International Human Rights, Fall 2005-Spring 2007
YALE UNIVERSITY, Lecturer, Spring 2006-Fall 2006
YALE LAW SCHOOL, J.D., 2001
Yale Law Journal, Editor and Admissions Committee
Yale Journal of Law & Feminism, Editor
Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, Student Director and Member
Khosla Memorial Fund for Human Dignity Prize (for demonstrating an active engagement in advancing the values of human dignity in the international arena)
Raphael Lemkin Prize (outstanding paper in international human rights)
UNIVERSITY OF BONN, Political Science and Sociology, 1996-1998
Fulbright Scholar, 1996-1997, Between Politics and Reality: German-Turkish Women and the Search for a Multicultural Society (unpublished Fulbright thesis)
HAMLINE UNIVERSITY, English and Women’s Studies, B.A., 1996
Summa Cum Laude with Honors
Developing Human Rights Approaches to Intellectual Property (Molly K. Land & Peter K. Yu eds., Cambridge University Press 2015) (forthcoming with Peter K. Yu).
Justice as Legitimacy in the European Court of Human Rights, in Legitimacy and International Courts ___ (Harlan Cohen and Nienke Grossman eds., Cambridge University Press 2015) (forthcoming).
Introductory Note to the General Assembly’s Resolution on the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age, 53 International Legal Materials __ (2014) (with Anupam Chander).
Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Approaches to Human Rights Investigation Through New Technologies, in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding __ (Philip Alston & Sarah Knuckey eds., Oxford University Press 2014) (forthcoming).
Human Rights Frames in IP Contests, in Balancing Wealth and Health: Global Law and the Battle over Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines in Latin America 276 (Rochelle Dreyfuss & César Rodríguez Garavito eds., Oxford University Press 2014).
Adjudicating TRIPS for Development, in TRIPS and Developing Countries: New Perspectives 142 (Gustavo Ghidini et al. eds., Edward Elgar Publishing 2014).
Review of A Neofederalist Vision of TRIPS: The Resilience of the International Intellectual Property Regime, 4 The IP Law Book Review 1 (2014).
Reflections on the New Haven School, 58 N.Y.L.S. Law Rev. 829 (2013/2014).
Toward an International Law of the Internet, 54 Harv. Int’l L.J. 393 (2013).
Rebalancing TRIPS, 33 Mich. J. Int’l L. 1 (2012).
Region Codes and Human Rights, 30 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 101 (2012).
Review of Due Process and International Terrorism: An International Legal Analysis, 105 Am. J. Int’l L. 176 (2011).
Google, China, and Search, ASIL Insight, vol. 14, no. 25 (Aug. 5, 2010).
Networked Activism, 22 Harv. Hum. Rts. J. 801 (2009).
Peer Producing Human Rights, 46:4 Alberta L.R. 1 (2009) (symposium), selected by ASIL for presentation at the Four Societies Conference in September 2008.
Protecting Rights Online, 34 Yale J. Int’l L. 1 (2009), reprinted in Intellectual Property and Human Rights 457 (Laurence R. Helfer ed., 2013).
A Documentary Companion to Storming the Court (Aspen 2009) (co-author).
Functional Democracy: Responding to Failures of Accountability, 44 Harv. Int’l L.J. 387 (2003), reprinted in Democracy and International Law 123 (Richard Burchill ed., 2006).
WORKS IN PROGRESS
A Human Rights Agenda for Innovation.
U.S. Courts and the Governance of New Internet Technologies.
A Human Rights Approach to Intermediary Liability, in Developing Human Rights Approaches to Intellectual Property (Molly K. Land & Peter K. Yu eds., Cambridge University Press 2015).
Code as International Law.
HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTS
#ICT4HR—Information and Communication Technologies for Human Rights (2012) (co-author).
The Myth of Normalcy: Legal Impunity and the Judiciary in Kashmir (2008).
International Human Rights and School Discipline Policies Case Study: New Haven, Connecticut Public Schools (2007).
Women’s Access to Justice in Zambia in the Context of HIV/AIDS (2006).
The Government Response to Domestic Violence Against Refugee and Immigrant Women in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Area: A Human Rights Report (2004).
SELECTED HUMAN RIGHTS & IMMIGRATION CASES
The Nubian Community in Kenya/Kenya, Communication 317/2006, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (friendly communication) (right to a nationality).
In the Matter of Paola del Rosario Guzmán Albarracín (Ecuador), Petition 1055-06, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (amicus) (gender discrimination).
Guillaume v. Ashcroft, Case No. 05-5099-AG (2d Cir.) (amicus) (definition of torture under international law).
Nadarajah v. Gonzales, Case No. 05-56759 (9th Cir.) (amicus) (arbitrary detention and due process).
In the Matter of Karen Atala Riffo and Her Daughters (Chile), Petition P-1271-04, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (amicus) (sexual orientation discrimination).
Matter of O-- (2003) (affirmative asylum petition) (gender-based persecution).
Sesana v. Attorney General, Case No. 52-2002, High Court of Botswana (amicus) (indigenous rights).
Cardenas v. Reno, Case No. 3:00CV00913 (D. Conn.) (nunc pro tunc immigration relief).
Ford v. Garcia, Case No. 99-08359-CV-DTKH (S.D. Fla.) (command responsibility for war crimes and CAH).
Doe v. Karadzic, Case No. 93-CV-878 (S.D.N.Y.) (Alien Tort Statute litigation).
COMMENTARY / WHITE PAPERS
The Unexpected Alliance of Human Rights and Trade, Symposium on The Electronic Silk Road (by Anupam Chander), Opinio Juris, http://opiniojuris.org/2013/10/21/book-symposium-electronic-silk-road/.
Access to Health Information Under International Human Rights Law, IILP White Paper Ser. 11/12, #1 (2012) (co-author).
Intellectual Property Rights and the Right to Participate in Cultural Life, IILP White Paper Ser. 08/09, #2 (2009) (submitted to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights).
Symposium on Access to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual Property (by Gaëlle Krikorian & Amy Kapczynski), Concurring Opinions, http://tinyurl.com/6egbzdh.
Land with Kennedy on Choice of Forum in European Patent Litigation, LexisNexis Expert Commentary (2009) (co-author).
Presenter, “Science, Inequality and Human Rights,” AALS Workshop on Transnational Perspectives on Equality Law, June 24, 2014 (invited)
Panelist, “Science, Inequality and Human Rights,” Law and Society Annual Meeting, May 30, 2014
Moderator and Organizer, “Risk Management and Human Rights,” New Challenges in Risk Management and Compliance: Common Concerns for Managers and Lawyers, University of Connecticut School of Law, April 25, 2014
Panelist, “Human Rights and Code,” The New Roles of Corporations in Global Governance, University of Georgia, April 18, 2014 (invited)
Moderator and Organizer, “Designing Technology for Human Rights,” American Society of International Law Annual Meeting, April 10, 2014
Panelist & Moderator, “The Cybersecurity Debate,” American Association of Law Schools 2014 Annual Meeting, January 4, 2014
Panelist, “Fact-Finding with Crowd Sourcing, Social Media, and Big Data,” International Human Rights Fact-Finding in the Twenty-First Century, NYU Law School, November 2, 2013 (invited)
Panelist, “Intellectual Property and the Right to Science,” International Law Weekend, October 26, 2013
Discussant, Graduate Conference in Human Rights, University of Connecticut Human Rights Institute, Sept. 18, 2013
Plenary Panelist, “Conserving, Developing and Diffusing Science: Article 15 and Open Access,” AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting, June 11, 2013 (invited)
Discussant, “Emerging Intellectual Property Issues in the Global Arena” and “International Law and Cultural Rights,” Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, May 30-31, 2013 (invited)
Panelist, “New Approaches for Governing Emerging Technologies,” First Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics, Arizona State University, May 21, 2013 (competitive application)
Commentator, Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference, Yale Law School, May 4, 2013 (invited)
Panelist, “Online Speech and Its Regulation,” Free Culture Conference (FCX2013), April 20, 2013 (invited)
Closing Commentator, Solving Global Problems Symposium, New York Law School, April 12, 2013 (invited)
Discussant, ILTechIG Workshop on International Law and Technology, April 8, 2013
Co-Organizer and Commenter, “Intellectual Property and Human Rights,” American University, Feb. 21-22, 2013
Panelist, “The Case of Aaron Swartz: Justice in the Cyber Age,” Fordham Law School, Feb. 20, 2013 (invited)
Panelist, “The Public Interest and Academic Viewpoint on the CCI and CAS,” INET New York: An Open Forum on the Copyright Alert System, New York Law School, Nov. 15, 2012 (invited)
Roundtable Participant, “Traversing Boundaries Between the Legal Academy and Public Policy Community,” Mid-Atlantic Law & Society Association Annual Meeting, Earle Mack School of Law - Drexel University, Oct. 20, 2012 (invited)
Panelist, “Type for Your Rights: Coding and Campaigning for Human Rights,” 140 Characters or Less: Human Rights and the Law in the Age of Social Media, St. Thomas University School of Law, Oct. 19, 2012 (invited)
Panelist, “Telecommunications and Access to Knowledge,” ISP 15th Reunion Agenda, Yale Law School, Sept. 29, 2012
Workshop Speaker, “Toward an International Law of the Internet,” Human Rights Workshop, Yale Law School, Sept. 27, 2012 (invited)
Commenter, Global Law and Justice Colloquium, New York Law School, Apr. 25, 2012 (invited)
Commenter, Global Law and Policy Roundtable, New York Law School, Apr. 20, 2012 (invited)
Panelist, “Legal Solutions to Censorship,” Global Censorship Conference, Yale Law School, Apr. 1, 2012 (invited)
Responder, “Region Codes and the Territorial Mess,” Piracy and the Politics of Policing: Legislating and Enforcing Copyright Law, Cardozo Law School, Mar. 28, 2012 (invited)
Presenter, Second Annual Tri-State Region IP Workshop, Fordham Law School, Jan. 13, 2012 (competitive application)
Panelist, Workshop in Honor of Human Rights and Intellectual Property: Mapping the Global Interface, Duke Law School, Oct. 28, 2011 (invited)
Unconference Presenter, “ICT4HR,” Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 26, 2011
Panelist, “Intellectual Property Law in National Politics and International Relations Roundtable,” International Law Weekend, Fordham Law School, Oct. 22, 2011 (invited)
Panelist/Commenter, “The Role of the Human Rights Regimes,” Balancing Wealth and Health: Access to Medicines in Latin America as a Case Study of the Global Administration of Intellectual Property Law, NYU Law School’s Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy, May 25, 2011 (invited)
Panelist, “New Voices II: Internationalizing and Domesticating Law,” 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Washington, D.C., Mar. 25, 2011 (competitive application)
Chair, Moderator, and Panelist, “The Limits of International Adjudication,” International Law Weekend, Fordham Law School, Oct. 22, 2010
Participant in Expert Roundtable, “New Media and Human Rights,” U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., June 11, 2010 (invited)
Commenter, International Law Colloquium, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Apr. 20, 2010 (invited)
Chair and Moderator, “International Law 2.0,” 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Washington, D.C., March 26, 2010
Presenter, “The Limits of International Authority,” Intellectual Property Law Colloquium, Brooklyn Law School, Mar. 17, 2010 (invited)
Presenter, “The Limits of International Authority,” City University of New York School of Law Faculty Workshop, Mar. 10, 2010 (invited)
Panelist, Breast Cancer and Gene Patenting: More Than a Fight for Your Life?, New York Law School, Feb. 22, 2010 (invited)
Plenary Panelist, “Perspectives on Access to Knowledge and Human Rights,” Fourth Annual Access to Knowledge Conference, Yale Law School, Feb. 10, 2010 (invited)
Roundtable Participant, “Mobile Crisis Mapping Roundtable,” First International Conference on Crisis Mapping, Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 16, 2009 (invited)
Presenter, 7th Annual WIPIP Conference, Seton Hall University School of Law, Oct. 3, 2009
Lecture, “Health Information, Access to Knowledge & Human Rights,” Yale Law School, Sept. 15, 2009 (invited)
Moderator, “Challenges and Opportunities for Technology and Human Rights,” Leir Charitable Foundation, Ridgefield, CT, Sept. 14, 2009 (invited)
Participant, Access to Knowledge Global Academy Workshop, Yale Law School, August 19-20, 2009 (invited)
Presenter, Ninth Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Aug. 7, 2009
Commentator, “The Law and Politics of International Cooperation,” The Vanderbilt International Legal Studies Program Spring 2009 Roundtable, Vanderbilt Law School, Apr. 9-11, 2009 (invited)
Clason Lecture, “Human Rights, Copyright and Culture,” Western New England College School of Law, Apr. 7, 2009 (invited named lecture)
Panelist, Alumni Reunion Conference, Yale Law School, Nov. 15-16, 2008
Presenter, “Citizen Activism: Peer Production of Human Rights Reporting,” Four Societies’ Colloquium on International Law and Democratic Theory, University of Alberta Faculty of Law, Sept. 11-13, 2008 (competitive application)
Plenary Panelist, “A2K and Human Rights,” Fourth Annual Access to Knowledge Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 8, 2008 (invited)
Presenter, Eighth Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Stanford Law School, Aug. 7-8, 2008
Presenter, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, July 29, 2008
Panelist, Justice and Legal Reform in China, University of Virginia School of Law, Mar. 27, 2008 (invited)
Presenter, Junior International Law Scholars Association Annual Meeting, New York Law School, Feb. 29, 2008
Commenter on Keynote Speech by Clay Shirky, Amateur Hour, New York Law School, Nov. 2, 2007 (invited)
Panelist, New Relationships Between Creative Communities and Consumers, Paris, June 19-20, 2006
“Is There an International Law of the Internet?,” Digital Age Interview with James Zirin, Nov. 7, 2012 (aired on NYCTV25, Nov. 25, 2012)
Declan McCullagh, Cable Companies Say They Won’t Disconnect Accused Pirates, CNet (Nov. 15, 2012, 3:30 P.M.)
Interview by Hans-Otto Sano, Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for Human Rights, July 17, 2012, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03zoVCqiX70&feature=youtu.be
Kaitlin Mara, Technologies Of Dissent: A Primer From Yale A2K4 Conference, Intellectual Property Watch (Feb. 22, 2010)
Kaitlin Mara, Access To Knowledge, Human Rights Can Learn From Each Other, Intellectual Property Watch (Feb. 19, 2010)
Patrick Meier, Peer Producing Human Rights, iRevolution (Apr. 1, 2009)
Honorable Denise Cote, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2001-2002
Co-Founder, The Human Rights Technology Consortium (May 2014-present)
Board Member, The Free Internet Project (April 2014-present)
Member, Collaborative Research Network on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Law & Society Association (January 2014-present)
Research Fellow, Center for Human Rights Science at Carnegie Mellon University (April 2014-present)
Member, Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellowship Selection Committee (February 2014-present)
Mentor, Women in International Law Interest Group, American Society of International Law (Fall 2013-present)
Member, Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility, American Association for the Advancement of Science (February 2014-present)
Founder and Co-Chair, International Law and Technology Interest Group, American Society of International Law (2012-present)
Editor-in-Chief, ASIL Cables, American Society of International Law Annual Meeting Daily Online Reporter (2013)
Member, IP Committee for the American Branch of the International Law Association (2012-present)
Program Committee, American Society of International Law (2011-2012)
Co-Chair, Junior International Law Scholars Association (2010-2012)
Affiliated Fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School (2007-present)
Member, American Society of International Law (2006-present)
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
FAEGRE & BENSON LLP, Minneapolis, MN, 2003-2005 and Summers 2000 & 2001
Associate. Represented clients in trademark, copyright and cybersquatting lawsuits, trademark cancellation proceedings, and arbitrations of commercial and intellectual property disputes; argued matters in federal district court and Minnesota state court.
MINNESOTA ADVOCATES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, Minneapolis, MN, 2002-2003
Robert L. Bernstein Fellow in International Human Rights. Created methodology for, organized and led U.S.-based human rights fact-finding mission and co-wrote report documenting findings; researched and wrote sections of www.stopvaw.org on domestic violence as a human rights violation.
SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT, New York, NY, Summer 2000
Summer Associate. Drafted sections of brief for arbitration hearing in contract dispute, prepared memorandum on waiver of attorney-client privilege, and conducted factual research in Title VI suit.
TEXAS RURAL LEGAL AID, Plainview, TX, Summer 1999
Law Clerk. Drafted complaints, interviewed clients, and researched and drafted memoranda on labor and employment law issues.
U.S. AGENCY FOR INT’L DEVELOPMENT, Washington, DC, Summer 1999
Law Clerk. Researched appropriations restrictions and reviewed grant agreements with organizations receiving U.S.-funded economic, development, and humanitarian aid.
OTHER SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Admitted to Practice: New York, Minnesota
Languages: German (advanced), Spanish (basic)