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Kristen Eichensehr

Assistant Professor

UCLA School of Law



Cybersecurity Government Information Technology International Policy Law Litigation National Security Policy Privacy

Kristen Eichensehr is an Assistant Professor at UCLA School of Law. She writes about cybersecurity, foreign relations, separation of powers, and national security law.

Before joining the UCLA faculty, Eichensehr clerked for Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Sonia Sotomayor of the Supreme Court of the United States and for Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland of the D.C. Circuit. Eichensehr also served as Special Assistant to the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State and practiced at Covington & Burling LLP. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an A.B. in Government from Harvard University, and an M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge. She is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a former visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, and an affiliate at the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. She is a member of the editorial board of Just Security.

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Keywords: Cybersecurity, national security, privacy, foreign relations law, separation of powers.