Michael Karanicolas

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Michael Karanicolas is the inaugural Executive Director of the UCLA Institute for Technology, Law & Policy. Before joining UCLA, he was the Wikimedia Fellow at Yale Information Society Project, where he remains an affiliated fellow. Prior to his academic career, Michael spent a decade as a human rights advocate, where he worked to develop legal frameworks supporting foundational rights for democracy. His research encompasses a number of thematic areas, but generally revolves around the application of human rights standards in an online context. His latest project, with the Administrative Conference of the United States, aims to map appropriate safeguards for the use of A.I. in regulatory enforcement. Michael has a B.A. (Hons.) from Queen’s University (Dean’s List), an LL.B. from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University (Dean’s List), and an LL.M. from the University of Toronto. You can find his publications here.

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