Danielle Citron is an Associate Professor of Law, originally joining the faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2004. She teaches Civil Procedure, Information Privacy Law, LAWR I, and Appellate Advocacy. She was voted the “Best Teacher of the Year” by the University of Maryland law school students in 2005.
Professor Citron’s scholarly interests include information privacy law, cyberspace law, and administrative law, with an emphasis on legal issues surrounding the government’s reliance on information technologies. She has numerous publications that include: “Law’s Expressive Value in Combating Cyber Gender Harassment,” 108 Michigan Law Review (forthcoming), "Cyber Civil Rights," 89 Boston University Law Review 61 (2009), "Open Code Governance," University of Chicago Legal Forum (forthcoming 2008); “Technological Due Process,” 85 Washington University Law Review 1249 (2008); “Reservoirs of Danger: The Evolution of Public and Private Law at the Dawn of the Information Age,” 80 Southern California Law Review 241 (2007); and “Minimum Contacts in a Borderless World: Voice over Internet Protocol and the Coming Implosion of Personal Jurisdiction Theory,” 39 U.C. Davis Law Review 1481 (2006).
This year, Professor Citron presented her work on cyber harassment at the GWU Law-Berkeley Law Privacy Law Scholars conference, Yale Law School’s Information Society Project Speaker Series, the Global Summit on Internet Hate Speech in Washington, D.C., the University of Chicago Law School’s Speech, Privacy, and the Internet conference, Fordham Law School’s Center on Law and Information Policy’s Speaker Series, and William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law’s From the Courtroom to the Mother’s Womb: Protecting Women’s Privacy in the Most Important Places symposium. She is scheduled to present her work on automated systems at Princeton’s Center on Information Policy in April 2009.
Professor Citron is also the Chairperson-Elect for the AALS Section on Defamation and Privacy for 2009 and serves as an Advisory Board Member for the SSRN Journal on Information Privacy Law sponsored by GWU Law School and Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.
Before teaching, Professor Citron worked as a litigation associate at Willkie, Farr & Gallagher. While at Willkie Farr, she served as a MFY Legal Services Fellow, representing clients in landlord-tenant matters. She served as a law clerk for two years for the Honorable Mary Johnson Lowe of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Professor Citron taught as an adjunct associate professor at Fordham University School of Law from 1997 until the spring of 2006.