1.13.15 — Andrea Matwyshyn, a leading expert on technology innovation and its legal implications, has joined the tenured faculty of Northeastern University School of Law. Currently in residence at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University, Matwyshyn is also a faculty affiliate of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. She will begin teaching at Northeastern this summer.

“Andrea Matwyshyn is a far-sighted scholar confronting a central issue facing our interconnected, global economy: How can we reap the benefits of ready access to information through web technology without suffering dangerous consequences from unlawful appropriation and misuse of electronic data?” said Dean Jeremy Paul. “A truly interdisciplinary thinker, Professor Matwyshyn adds to our roster of teachers and scholars eager to address the challenges of the new economy and to train lawyers ready to solve the problems of tomorrow. I am truly delighted to welcome her to the Northeastern community.”

Matwyshyn is frequently quoted in the national and international press — including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg and The Washington Post — on matters of information technology, data security and privacy law and policy. She has testified before Congress on issues of information security regulation, and, in 2014, she served as the Senior Policy Advisor/Academic in Residence at the Federal Trade Commission.

“It’s an honor to join Northeastern University, particularly because of its university-level commitment to the study of information security – an area of law flagged by both Congress and the President as central to our country’s continued economic and physical security,” said Dr. Matwyshyn.

Matwyshyn previously held appointments at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University School of Law and the University of Florida Levin College of Law, as well as visiting appointments or affiliations at the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, Singapore Management University, Indian School of Business and University of Notre Dame. Prior to entering academia she was a corporate attorney in private practice, focusing on technology transactions.

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The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students an unparalleled full year of practical legal work. All students participate in four, full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 900 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.