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Alanoud Alajmi

Alanoud joined Penn Law SJD program in fall 2019. In her doctoral studies, Alanoud pursues her primary scholarly interests that lie in the synthesis of law and technology. Her dissertation project aims to develop the integration of data protection as a distinct right in the contemporary corpus of human rights law. Further, Alanoud earnestly seeks opportunities to bridge the perennial divide between theory and practice.

During Alanoud’s time at Penn, she worked as a reader with the Graduate Programs Office and as a legal writing fellow. She is additionally a volunteer interpreter with HIAS Pennsylvania. Alanoud recently joined the Journal of Law and Social Change (JLASC) as a member editor. She is also a member of the International Law Association and the Privacy International, a London-based non-for-profit devoted to advancing the right to privacy in the digital age and curtailing unfettered forms of governmental and corporate surveillance.

Prior to joining Penn, Alanoud has been the recipient of several academic distinctions and scholarships and has extensive experience working in legal academia. She earned her LLM from Moritz College of Law in 2018 (with distinction) and an LLB (first honors) from Prince Sultan University College of Law, where she received a full merit-based scholarship awarded for being ranked first in all the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Alanoud interned at the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, worked as a full-time teaching assistant, and later as a law lecturer at Prince Sultan University College of Law in Riyadh.

Dissertation Committee

Prof. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein