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Lisa Larrimore Ouellette ’11 and Bryan Choi Named Thomson Reuters Fellows

Lisa Larrimore Ouellette ’11 and Bryan Choi have been named 2012-2013 Thomson Reuters Fellows at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. Thomson Reuters Fellows work closely with Yale faculty and staff studying cutting-edge issues at the intersection of law, technology and media.

Ouellette earned a B.A. in physics from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell, and she has conducted scientific research at the Max Planck Institute, CERN, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was an articles editor of The Yale Law Journal, a Coker Fellow in Contract Law, and director of the Yale Chapter of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines. She is finishing a clerkship with the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. As a fellow, she will resume blogging about recent IP scholarship at Written Description. Her fellowship will focus on intellectual property law, with particular attention to the impact of both U.S. and international patent laws on innovation.

Choi begins his second year as a Thomson Reuters fellow and was recently named director of the Law and Media Program at Yale Law School. He worked as an associate with the firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, in Washington, D.C., followed by clerkships with the Honorable Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable William C. Bryson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He holds a B.A. in computer science and a J.D. from Harvard. He is researching topics in the areas of anonymity, digital identity, privacy, and reputation, including the privacy implications of behavioral tracking in digital advertising, and the costs of anonymity in internet voting systems. In addition, he is exploring ideas of ownership of identity – from names, fingerprints, and DNA to virtual personas.

The Thomson Reuters fellowships were established in 2011 as part of the Thomson Reuters Initiative on Law and Technology at the Yale Information Society Project (ISP). The initiative seeks to foster research and intellectual community in the burgeoning area of information law.

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School is an intellectual center addressing the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society, guided by the values of democracy, development, and equality. For more information about the Yale ISP, visit http://isp.law.yale.edu.