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Mailyn Fidler is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She teaches criminal law and procedure as well as technology law courses. Her research focuses on issues at the intersection of the First and Fourth Amendment and the Internet. She also researches Internet legislation in developing countries.

She previously clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. In 2020-21, she served as the Technology & First Amendment fellow at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. She is a graduate of Stanford, Oxford, and Yale.


Sep 13, 2017

Cross-Border Data Access Reform

A Primer on the Proposed U.S.-U.K. Agreement

A brief primer on how cross-border data access requests currently work, options for reform, and major challenges to reform ahead.



Four Obstacles to Local Surveillance Ordinances

Why local ordinances against police surveillance fail in some cities but not others

Sep 4, 2020
Just Security

Conscientious Objectors and Whistleblowers

Sentencing Should Recognize First Amendment Interests

Mailyn Fidler writes about First Amendment interests in a recent case regarding whistleblowing.

Oct 18, 2018