Ian Williams is the inaugural Fellow for the Law & Mobility Program, and serves as Managing Editor of the Journal of Law & Mobility. A recent law school graduate, Ian’s areas of interest include technology law, privacy, civil liberties, and civil rights. He is most interested in the way emerging technology effects existing legal, political, and social structures, and the effect governmental use of such technology can have on the rights of individuals and communities.
Ian received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School, where he received the Irving Stenn, Jr. Award for his leadership and contribution through extracurricular activities. While at Michigan he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review (now the Michigan Technology Law Review), and was a proud member of The Headnotes, Michigan Law’s premier (and only) accapella group. As a law student he summered at the Center for Democracy & Technology and later the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, both in Washington, D.C. He received a BA in Political Science with Highest Distinction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to law school, Ian worked in political media strategy and later technology policy.