Christopher Wolf Diversity Law Fellowship

Job Title:

Christopher Wolf Diversity Law Fellowship

Reports To:

Vice President of Policy

Expected Start Date:

September 2019

About Us:

The Future of Privacy Forum is a non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. FPF brings together industry, academics, consumer advocates, and other thought leaders to explore the challenges posed by technological innovation and develop privacy protections, ethical norms and workable business practices. FPF helps fill the void in the “space not occupied by law” which exists due to the speed of technology development. As “data optimists,” we believe that the power of data for good is a net benefit to society, and that it can be well-managed to control risks and offer the best protections and empowerment to consumers and individuals.

General Overview:

FPF established the Christopher Wolf Diversity Law Fellowship in dedication to the vision and commitment of Christopher Wolf, founder of the Future of Privacy Forum. Chris Wolf is widely recognized as a pioneer in Internet law. This Fellowship is also in recognition of Chris’ dedication to diversity and non-discrimination. Chris has worked throughout his life to fight discrimination, bigotry, and bias. He is a national leader of the Anti-Defamation League, leading an international fight against online hate. He has also been a leader of NGOs committed to serving diverse people in need and to promoting equality, and his law practice has included a variety of pro bono cases.

The Wolf Fellowship actively seeks applicants of diverse races and color, people of diverse national origins, LGBTQIA persons, and women. The Wolf Fellowship is distinguished by its commitment to bring diverse perspectives to FPF’s work on contemporary privacy issues. The Wolf Fellow will focus on consumer and commercial privacy issues, from technology-specific areas such as drones, wearables, connected cars, and student privacy, to general data management and privacy issues related to ethics, deidentification, algorithms, and the Internet of Things. Responsibilities may include filing comments on proposed regulatory actions, researching and analyzing US and European privacy issues, developing industry best practices or standards, and tracking consumer privacy legislation.

The Wolf Fellowship is a two-year fellowship for recent law school graduates committed to the advancement of personal privacy and interested in data management, advancing technology, and Internet policy. It will be located in FPF’s Washington, DC office.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include a variety of activities, such as:

  • filing comments on proposed regulatory actions;
  • developing industry best practices or standards; and
  • tracking consumer privacy legislation.

Position Requirements:

  • Demonstrated interest in public policy work generally and specifically in the areas of data privacy, technology, and Internet policy;
  • Strong academic record, participation in professional/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise in the relevant skills;
  • Commitment to ethical practices;
  • Demonstration of interpersonal qualities that show support for colleagues, peers and a broader community;
  • Superb legal writing and research skills;
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment; and
  • Commitment and ability to fulfill the two-year term required by the program.

Application Materials:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected].