Andrew Selbst, whose cutting-edge research focuses on areas where technology intersects with civil rights and civil liberties, has joined UCLA School of Law as an assistant professor of law.
Selbst comes from Data & Society Research Institute, where he was a postdoctoral scholar.
His scholarship examines the societal effects of technology, including the impact that artificial intelligence has on traditional theories of causation, culpability and discrimination. Selbst also analyzes regulatory responses to problems posed by the increased application of machine learning. He has presented his work to the U.S. Department of Justice, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Congressional Progressive Caucus. His articles have appeared in California Law Review, Cardozo Law Review, Fordham Law Review, Georgia Law Review and International Data Privacy Law.
Selbst holds bachelor’s degrees in physics and in electrical science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he also earned a master’s of engineering in electrical engineering and computer science. He received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was executive editor of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform.
Selbst served as a law clerk for Judge Dolly Gee ’84 on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and for Judge Jane Roth on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He has also worked at Fordham University School of Law, Hogan Lovells, Public Citizen Litigation Group and NYU School of Law’s Information Law Institute.