Ahmed Ghappour (@ghappour) is a Visiting Professor at UC Hastings College of the Law and Director of the Liberty, Security and Technology Clinic where he litigates constitutional issues that arise in espionage, cybersecurity and counterterrorism prosecutions.
Professor Ghappour’s research focuses on the interplay between emerging technologies and national security—particularly in the context of the modern surveillance state and the evolution of cyberspace as a theater of war.
Before coming to UC Hastings, Professor Ghappour taught the National Security Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law, and was a Staff Attorney at Reprieve UK, where he represented Guantanamo detainees in their habeas corpus proceedings. Formerly, Ghappour was a computer engineer focused on automation, diagnostics, distributed systems architecture and high performance computing.
Professor Ghappour can be reached by email at ghappour