Lucia Sommerer is a young binational (German-American) legal scholar with focus on the intersection of criminal law and emerging technology. She is currently a Resident Fellow at Yale Law School's Information Society Project, an editor at the Yale Journal of Law & Technology, and a doctoral candidate in Criminal Law at the University of Göttingen where she explores the use of predictive algorithms in the criminal justice system of Germany and the U.S. Ms. Sommerer has studied law at Munich and Oxford University. During her time in Munich she has focused inter alia on the legal regulation of climate engineering technologies such as carbon capture and storage. Ms. Sommerer has taught sociology of law and criminal law as a teaching fellow at the law faculty of Göttingen University. Her past activities include research assistant with Hogan Lovells LLP and the Sino-German Institute for Legal Studies in Nanjing, China.
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