Tiffany Li

Associate Professor

Academic Director
Full-Time Faculty


Tiffany Li is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she teaches intellectual property and technology law courses. She is also a Fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project. Li is an expert on privacy, artificial intelligence, and technology platform governance. She regularly appears as a legal commentator in national and global news outlets, and she has written for popular publications including the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and Slate, as well as a recurring column on technology and privacy for MSNBC. Her academic scholarship has appeared in the SMU Law Review, American University Law Review, Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, and more. Li previously taught for the University of New Hampshire School of Law and Boston University School of Law. She has held past affiliations with Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy and U.C. Berkeley’s Center for Technology, Society and Policy. She serves as the Academic Director of the IPT LLM Program.

Prior to academia, she gained experience in law and policy at leading technology organizations including the Wikimedia Foundation, General Assembly, Inc., and Ask.com. Li is a licensed attorney and has CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPT, CIPM, and FIP certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She has a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Global Law Scholar, and a B.A. in English from University of California, Los Angeles, where she was a Norma J. Ehrlich Scholar. She is currently completing an MSt (Master's) in AI Ethics and Society from the University of Cambridge.


  • University of Cambridge, Master’s in AI Ethics and Society – Expected graduation June 2023
  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 2014
  • University of California, Los Angeles, BA in English, 2010

Prior Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire School of Law, Concord, NH
  • Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, Technology Law Clinic, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
  • Resident Fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT
  • Director, Wikimedia Initiative on Intermediaries and Information, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT

Awards & Distinctions

  • Fastcase 50, Fastcase Publishing (2019)
  • ABA-IPL Fellow, America Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section (2018)
  • Transatlantic Digital Debates Fellow, New America Foundation (2017)
  • Fellow of Information Privacy, International Association of Privacy Professionals (2016)
  • Foundry Fellow, Internet Law & Policy Foundry (2016)

Selected Publications

  • Algorithmic Destruction, Southern Methodist University Law Review (2022)
  • Privacy as/and Civil Rights, Berkeley Technology Law Journal (2022)
  • Privacy in Pandemic: Law, Technology, and Public Health in the COVID-19 Crisis, 52 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 3 (2021).
  • Post-Pandemic Privacy Law, 70 Am. U. L. Rev. 1681 (2021).
  • Humans Forget, Machines Remember: Artificial Intelligence and the Right to be Forgotten, 34 Computer Security & Law Review 2 (2018), (with Eduard Fosch Villaronga and Peter Keieseberg).