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Aaron C. Smyth


Year: Advanced to Candidacy (ABD) - JSP

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Aaron C. Smyth is a PhD candidate in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). His research, broadly, explores questions at the intersection of law, technology, and organizational behavior. His dissertation will examine the interaction between government regulatory agencies and the compliance management offices housed within firms, with a specific focus on information privacy enforcement. He is affiliated with the Center for the Study of Law & Society and has been an associate editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal.


BA, Northwestern University (2010)


Sociology of Law
Law and Organizations
Law and Technology
Information Privacy Law
Organizational Behavior
Employment Discrimination and Diversity


Regents Intern Fellowship for Graduate Study, UC Berkeley (2011-2013)

Academic Experiences:

Graduate Student Instructor for Prof. Lauren Edelman - Legal Studies 184: Sociology of Law (Fall 2012)
Research Assistant to Prof. Lauren Edelman (Spring 2012 - present)
Project Manager for Prof. Rebecca L. Sandefur - Pursuing Law's Promise: Researching Access to Justice in 21st Century American at the American Bar Foundation (Fall 2010 - Summer 2011)
Research Assistant to Prof. Laura Beth Nielsen, American Bar Foundation (Spring 2010 - Summer 2011)