People

Faculty and Staff:

Andrew Sellars, Director
sellars [at] bu.edu | (617) 358-7377Andrew Sellars is the founding director of the Technology Law Clinic, a legal service for undergraduate and graduate students at MIT and BU. In the clinic, BU Law students counsel clients on laws and regulations that affect their research, advocacy, and innovation, including intellectual property, media law, data privacy, and cybersecurity law. Sellars has overseen the legal representation of hundreds of student clients through his work in the clinic, representing computer security researchers, public interest advocates on technology and society issues, innovative startups, and student journalists. His scholarship focuses on application of intellectual property and computer access laws to technology research and journalism.Before joining BU, Sellars was the Corydon B. Dunham First Amendment Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. There, he worked in Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic and the Digital Media Law Project. Sellars received his JD with high honors from the George Washington University Law School, where he was awarded the Jan Jancin Award from the American Intellectual Property Law Association, given to the top intellectual property law student in the country. He is also a faculty affiliate at BU’s Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering and a member of the Boston Bar Association.

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Jocelyn Hanamirian, Assistant Director
jvhanam [at] bu.edu

Jocelyn Hanamirian is the Assistant Director of the BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic and a Clinical Instructor at Boston University School of Law.  Before joining the Clinic, Jocelyn was Associate Principal Counsel at The Walt Disney Company, where she worked in the Intellectual Property legal department, counseling Walt Disney Imagineering and other internal clients on copyright, trademark, right of publicity, and matters of freedom of expression.  Jocelyn holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Law and the Arts, and an A.B. from Princeton University.  She currently serves as vice-chair of the International Trademark Association’s Famous & Well-Known Marks U.S. Subcommittee.

Tiffany Li, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor
tcli [at] bu.edu | (617) 353-3140

Tiffany C. Li is a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor at the BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic. She is an expert on privacy, artificial intelligence, and tech platform governance. Li’s writing has appeared in popular publications including the Washington Post, the Atlantic, NBC News, and Slate. Li is also an Affiliate Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project and has held past affiliations with Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy and UC Berkeley’s Center for Technology, Society and Policy. Li is a licensed attorney and an experienced in-house counsel, specializing in technology and internet corporations. Her legal experience includes roles at the Wikimedia Foundation, General Assembly, and Ask.com. She holds CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPT, and CIPM certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Li received 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.

Bridget Donovan, Senior Program Coordinator
donovanb [at] bu.edu | (617) 353-2885

Bridget Donovan is the Senior Program Coordinator for the BU/MIT Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property, and Cyberlaw Program. Bridget joined Boston University School of Law with a background in project and relationship management, event planning, and corporate and community engagement through her roles with the Urban Land Institute and MENTOR. Bridget graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in Government.

Students:

Jackson Barnett, ’22
Jackson Barnett is a 2L at Boston University School of Law, where he is on the staff of the Boston University Law Review and a research assistant for Professor Danielle Citron. He grew up in Childersburg, Alabama, and earned a bachelor’s degree in Classics from Wesleyan University in 2018.

Olivia Campbell, ’22
Olivia Campbell is 2L at Boston University School of Law, where she is the Internal Vice President for the Black Law Students Association and also serves as a Research Assistant to Professor Danielle Citron. During Summer 2020, she worked as a Legal Intern for the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. Olivia graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 2017, obtaining a B.A. in East Asian Studies with a minor in Government.

Celene Chen, ’22
Celene Chen is a 2L at Boston University School of Law. Celene spent her 2020 summer working for Cooley’s Boston office as a Summer Associate and recipient of Cooley’s Diversity Fellowship. Celene graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Economics and minor in Women’s Gender Sexuality Studies.

Daniel Cohen, ’22
Daniel Cohen is a second-year student at BU Law from Tenafly, New Jersey. Daniel studied Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, participating in a credit internship at the Walt Disney Company’s labor relations office in Anaheim, CA. Daniel serves as President of Lawyers in Tech, a relatively new student organization, and as a staff editor of the BU Journal of Science and Technology Law. In his free time, Daniel plays Ultimate Frisbee and video games.

Gustavo De La Cruz Reynozo, ’22
Gustavo graduated from UCLA with a degree in Business Economics. He is a 2L at Boston University School of Law. Gustavo is a staff editor for the Journal of Science and Technology. He is interested in emerging markets, finance, technology, and corporate law. Before coming to law school, he was a legal assistant at a Workers Compensation firm and then a Business law firm. He is also the VP for LALSA and Outlaw at BU Law.

Silvia Faria, ’22
Silvia is a 2L at Boston University School of Law, where she is the Co-Vice President of the Business Law Society. During Summer 2020, she worked as a Legal Intern for a technology-focused public affairs based in Washington, D.C. Silvia graduated from Providence College in 2012 and has a masters in School Psychology from Northeastern University. Before law school, Silvia worked as a school psychologist in the Boston area. She is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Olivia Fischer, ’22
Olivia Fischer is a 2L Student Attorney in the BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic. Olivia studied Political Science and Economics at Gettysburg College before coming to BU for law school. Olivia is particularly interested in data privacy and cybersecurity. In addition to the Technology Law Clinic, Olivia works as a Second Year Editor on BU’s Journal of Science and Technology Law and as a Fellow in the Legal Research and Writing Program.

Shecharya Flatte, ’21
Shecharya Flatté is a third-year student at BU Law. While attending law school, Shecharya worked as a summer fellow for the Wikimedia Foundation on IP and data privacy legal issues. He has also worked in the solicitor’s office of the US Department of Labor, and as a research assistant for Professor Rory van Loo. Prior to attending law school, Shecharya was a software developer for QuantCAD, a company that develops design software for quantum devices in the semiconductor industry. Shecharya graduated from Cornell College with a B.A. in Politics and International Relations.

Rebecca Gutterman, ’21
Rebecca Gutterman is a third-year law student and student attorney for the Technology Law Clinic. During her time at BU Law, she has focused her coursework on privacy, technology, and public interest law and has also participated in BU Law’s Legislative and Policy Drafting Clinic. She is currently serving as an Executive Editor of the Public Interest Law Journal and has participated in both the Edward C. Stone Moot Court Program and the Homer Albers Moot Court Competition. She has previously earned Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from The Ohio State University in Political Science and Public Affairs respectively.

Angelia Heimsoth, ’21
Angelia Heimsoth is a 3L, and a student attorney for the BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic. She is currently pursuing completion of BU Law’s Intellectual Property and Information Law concentration, and she hopes to pursue a career in media law after law school. During her law school experience, she has externed with the Honorable Judge James Gwin of the United State District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and Boston University’s Office of the General Counsel. She holds a degree in journalism and minor in political science from the Ohio State University, and is originally from Cleveland, Ohio.

Oliver McNicholas, ’22

Emily Myers, ’21
Emily Myers is a 3L Student Attorney in the BU/MIT Technology Clinic and hopes to pursue a legal career working in technology and data privacy law. She spent the past summer interning at eResearch Technology where she worked with the data privacy team on building a GDPR, CCPA, and HIPAA compliant data privacy and security program. Prior to law school, she worked at Mimecast selling its SAAS email security solution and, as a result, became interested in the intersection of technology and law. She graduated from Mount Holyoke college with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a minor in Spanish.

Natalie Phillips, ’21
Natalie Phillips is a third-year law student, and a student attorney for the BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic. During her time at BU Law, she has focused her coursework on intellectual property law, and is pursuing the Concentration in Intellectual Property & Information. Prior to law school, she worked at a Boston law firm as a paralegal in their patent prosecution department. Natalie graduated from Smith College with a degree in Biology and a minor in Dance.

Catherine Rutley, ’22
Catherine Rutley is a 2L Student Attorney in the BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic. Catie received her undergraduate degree from Boston University, and worked in the Massachusetts State House for three years before returning to BU for law school. Catie is interested in the intersection of technology with health and criminal law. In addition to the Technology Law Clinic, Catie works as a Staff Editor on the BU Law Review, participates as a Fellow in the Legal Research and Writing Program, and serves as the Treasurer for the Criminal Law Society.

Nicholas Sangiovanni, ’21
Nic is a 3L interested in intellectual property litigation and data privacy. This past summer he worked with the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Boston, to help local artists, inventors, and entrepreneurs address a variety of legal ranging from registration, to corporate organization, to infringement. Before coming to the Tech Law Clinic he spent a year representing clients in the Individual Rights Division of the BU Civil Litigation Clinic. He is also a Research Assistant for Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig examining areas of critical race theory and cultural trauma in communities of color. Outside work Nic enjoys antiquing, record collecting, and classic cinema.

Zachary Shindler, ’21
Zach is a third-year Student Attorney from Wantagh, NY who is interested in all things involving technology law. In addition to the Technology Law Clinic, Zach is an editor for the Boston University Law Review and was the President of the Communications, Entertainment and Sports Law Association as a 2L. Prior to starting law school, Zach was a finance major and baseball player at the College of New Jersey.

Matthew Silberstein, ’21

Erik Thacker, ’21
Erik Thacker is a third-year student at Boston University School of Law. Erik grew up in Boone County, Indiana before studying Chemistry at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. Prior to starting law school, Erik worked as a Quality Control Chemist in Indianapolis. Erik is interested in patent and trademark law, and he is pursuing a Concentration in Intellectual Property and Information. In his spare time, Erik enjoys camping, going to the movies, and jigsaw puzzles.

Daniel Wade, ’21
Dan is a third-year student from Simsbury, CT who is focusing on privacy and intellectual property issues. He is the Technical Editor for the Journal of Science and Technology Law, and is a member of the team representing BU in the AIPLA Giles S. Rich Moot Court competition. Before BU, Dan graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering. He also previously worked at a large software company in the Boston area and a large aerospace company in Connecticut. In his free time, Dan can be found writing and performing music, reading, and rabidly following Boston sports teams.

Karen Zhang, ’22
Karen Zhang is a 2L at Boston University School of Law, where she is the Co-Vice President of Alumni Relations for the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and a staff editor on BU’s Journal of Science and Technology Law. She graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in Sociology and minors in Government and Art History. Prior to law school, she worked as an international trade paralegal in Washington, DC.