William & Mary Law School announces the appointment of Iria Giuffrida as Professor of the Practice of Law. She will continue to serve as Deputy Director of the Center for Legal and Court Technology (CLCT), where, since July 2017, she has been leading its research efforts into the legal issues related to artificial intelligence, the Internet-of-Things, data analytics and associated technologies.
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“We are delighted to share this news,” said Davison M. Douglas, Dean of William & Mary Law School. “Professor Giuffrida’s expertise in this field is vital to our efforts to prepare students to practice in a technology-driven age.”
Chancellor Professor Fred Lederer, Director of CLCT, observed: “Professor Giuffrida is a treasure –a critical subject matter expert in this increasingly important area who views matters from both a scholarly and pragmatic perspective, a great teacher, and an amazing mentor for numerous students.”
Professor Giuffrida co-teaches the Law School’s innovative artificial intelligence course, which was first offered in spring 2018 and developed with the support of a grant to CLCT from the Silicon Valley Community Association (funded by Cisco Systems, Inc.). She also is co-teaching a new, interdisciplinary seminar on cyber and information security, with a team of professors from William & Mary’s Mason School of Business and Department of Computer Science. She has taught other courses at William & Mary as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, including International Commercial Arbitration, International Business Transactions and Mediation.
She first came to the Law School as the 2001 Drapers’ Scholar to earn an LL.M. degree. She spent the following academic year as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the Law School, the only LL.M. student to do so after graduation. Professor Giuffrida later received a Ph.D. in Law from Queen Mary, University of London, where she also earned a Bachelor of Laws degree. Prior to joining CLCT, she practiced as a commercial litigator in high-stakes disputes, first in the London and Brussels offices of Dechert LLP, and more recently at Enyo Law LLP in London. She advised clients in a wide range of commercial matters and has substantial experience in alternative dispute resolution.
About the Center for Legal and Court Technology
The Center for Legal and Court Technology (CLCT) is an entrepreneurial public service initiative of William & Mary Law School and the National Center for State Courts, dedicated to advancing the efficient use of technology in the administration of justice.
About William & Mary Law School
Thomas Jefferson founded William & Mary Law School in 1779 to train leaders for the new nation. Now in its third century, America’s oldest law school continues its historic mission of educating citizen lawyers who are prepared both to lead and to serve.