Megan Graham is a Clinical Supervising Attorney in the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at UC Berkeley, School of Law. Her work centers on the role technology plays in criminal defendants’ cases and the broader criminal legal system.
Graham’s advocacy focuses on advising public defenders on the technology issues that appear in their clients’ cases. She has written model briefs and counseling memoranda for public defenders on issues ranging from overbroad search warrants for digital devices to probabilistic genotyping software to facial recognition. Graham has filed and litigated public records act requests to uncover more information about the technologies used in criminal cases. She has also trained federal and state defense attorneys from around the country on various technology and criminal law topics.
Graham’s writings have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and Just Security. She has been quoted in other press outlets, including Agence France-Presse, The Nation, Vice’s Motherboard, TechDirt, and Defense One, and she has appeared on Third Chair, a podcast produced by the Training Division of the Federal Defender Services Office.
Prior to coming to Berkeley Law, Graham clerked for Magistrate Judge Katherine Menendez in the District of Minnesota and was a visiting research fellow at the University of Minnesota Law School’s Human Rights Center. Before that, she worked at the Brennan Center for Justice and was the privacy, security, and technology fellow and assistant managing editor at Just Security. She is a graduate of Georgetown University, Queens University Belfast, and NYU School of Law.
Megan Graham is teaching the following courses in Spring 2023:
285.9 sec. 001 - Samuelson Clinic Seminar
285.9B sec. 001 - Advanced Samuelson Clinic Seminar
295.5T sec. 001 - Samuelson Clinic
295.5U sec. 001 - Advanced Samuelson Clinic
Courses During Other Semesters
|Semester||Course Num||Course Title||Fall 2023||285.9 sec. 001||Samuelson Clinic Seminar||285.9B sec. 001||Advanced Samuelson Clinic Seminar||295.5T sec. 001||Samuelson Clinic||295.5U sec. 001||Advanced Samuelson Clinic||Fall 2022||285.9B sec. 001||Advanced Samuelson Clinic Seminar||295.5T sec. 001||Samuelson Clinic||295.5U sec. 001||Advanced Samuelson Clinic||Spring 2022||285.9B sec. 001||Advanced Samuelson Clinic Seminar||295.5T sec. 001||Samuelson Clinic||295.5U sec. 001||Advanced Samuelson Clinic|
California legal experts say probable cause for Eddie Alvarez warrant was ‘thin’
Megan Graham, supervising attorney at the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic at University of California Berkeley School of Law comments on the affidavit Santa Rosa Police used to secure a search warrant on Vice Mayor Eddie Alvarez.
Google Will Delete User Location History for Abortion Clinic Visits
Megan Graham, of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, says any battle between the tech companies and governments about data collection should be done in public, so that regular people and privacy advocates can have their say. “Google’s voice is obviously important in the discussion because they have the data and they are the ones running he searches but their interests are not necessarily the same as the general public, or people who are concerned about privacy rights,” she says.
North Star: Student Calls for More Access to Surveillance Requests in Minnesota Federal Court
Samuelson Clinic student Jennifer Sun ’23 and supervising attorney Megan Graham argue for more public access to surveillance records requests in Minnesota federal court.
Teaching Tech: Berkeley Law Clinic Arms Public Defenders with Digital Tools
The Samuelson Clinic’s Megan Graham has trained more than 1,000 public defenders in three years on how to litigate cutting-edge technology issues.
Signal’s Cellebrite Hack Is Already Causing Grief for the Law
Megan Graham, Clinical Supervising Attorney at the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, discusses concerns that Cellebrite’s cellphone data extraction software – used by law enforcement agencies the world over – has severe cybersecurity flaws that could make it vulnerable to hacking
Oakland Adopts Privacy Principles Drafted By Berkeley Law Students
The principles provide concrete guidance for city staff to better protect residents’ personal information.
Branching Out: Berkeley Law Tech Clinic Expands into Criminal Justice Arena
As technology transforms how criminal cases are prosecuted, the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic helps defense attorneys scrutinize the evidence presented against their clients.
Clinic Presses Government to Release Documents About Prison Email Monitoring
Prison employees can monitor the contents of inmate email messages—including those to or from their attorneys.