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Julia Powles

Julia Powles

Research Fellow


Julia Powles is a research fellow at NYU’s Information Law Institute as well as at Cornell Tech, New York City’s bold new academic-tech research hub. Her research focuses on the law and politics of technology, bringing expertise in privacy, data protection, intellectual property, and internet regulation. Prior to coming to New York, Julia was a postdoctoral fellow in law and computer science at the University of Cambridge, a policy fellow and contributing editor at The Guardian newspaper, and speechwriter for the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization. She has worked as a lawyer, scientific researcher, and clerked in the Federal Court of Australia and Administrative Appeal Tribunal. A former Commonwealth Scholar, Julia holds a Ph.D. in law from the University of Cambridge, a B.C.L. (master’s in law) from the University of Oxford, and undergraduate honors degrees in science from the Australian National University and law from the University of Western Australia.

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