Faculty Profiles

Elana Zeide

Elana Zeide

PULSE Fellow in Artificial Intelligence, Law & Policy
B.A. Yale University, 1996
M.F.A. Columbia University School of the Arts, 2003
J.D. New York University School of Law, 2005
LL.M. New York University School of Law, 2012

Elana Zeide is a PULSE Fellow in Artificial Intelligence, Law, and Policy at UCLA School of Law for 2018-2020. Her scholarship examines the data-driven technologies that increasingly shape our individual fates and collective values. Recent research focuses on the role of digital profiles, virtual reputations, and predictive analytics in education, finance, and employment decisions. She previously served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Seton Hall University’s School of Law, a Visiting Fellow at Yale School of Law’s Information Society Project, a Microsoft Research Fellow at New York University’s Information Law Institute and an Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. She writes for both academic and popular publications including the University of Miami Law Review, New York University Law Review, and Slate.

Zeide received her B.A. cum laude in American Studies from Yale University and her M.F.A. in Non-Fiction Writing from Columbia University School of the Arts, where she was a Claire Woolrich Fellow. After a career as a journalist in London and New York, Zeide earned a J.D. and LL.M from New York University School of Law, serving as Notes Editor of The New York University Law Review. Before entering academia, Zeide worked as a Litigation Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and a Legal Analyst at Bloomberg Media before opening her own privacy and media law practice. She believes she is the only person to have both reported for and legally represented The National Enquirer.