Professor Iria Giuffrida has served William & Mary Law School in a number of important capacities over the past few years. Now she adds Assistant Dean for Academic & Faculty Affairs to her resume.
This new position, which starts July 1, will focus on adjunct faculty matters and faculty/academic components supporting the Law School’s online and executive education programs.
“We are fortunate to have Professor Giuffrida join our leadership team,” said A. Benjamin Spencer, Dean of William & Mary Law School and Trustee Professor. “Her new role will prove invaluable in supporting the practicing lawyers and public officials on our impressive adjunct faculty, and help grow our innovative executive and degree programs.”
Giuffrida is a Professor of the Practice of Law at William & Mary Law School. Her research focuses on the legal issues arising from the increasing use of artificial intelligence, the rapid growth of the Internet of Things, and related emerging technologies.
Giuffrida teaches the Law School’s innovative artificial intelligence course and co-teaches an interdisciplinary seminar on cyber and information security with a team of professors from the Mason School of Business and William & Mary’s Department of Computer Science. She is involved in grant-funded experiential projects aimed at increasing diversity in the cybersecurity industry.
Her teaching portfolio at the Law School includes International Business Transactions, International Commercial Arbitration, and Mediation. She has also taught Legal Environment of Business and Business Law to undergraduate and graduate students at the Mason School of Business.
Giuffrida 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.
Giuffrida later received a Ph.D. in Law from Queen Mary, University of London, where she also earned a Bachelor of Laws degree. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York, is a Solicitor in England and Wales, and has qualified as a Solicitor in the Republic of Ireland. She is also a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US).
Prior to returning to the Law School as the Deputy Director of the Center for Legal & Court Technology, she practiced as a commercial litigator in high-stakes disputes, first in the London and Brussels offices of Dechert LLP, and at Enyo Law LLP in London. She advised clients on a wide range of commercial matters and has substantial experience in alternative dispute resolution.
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