evelyn douek

evelyn douek

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doctoral candidate, harvard law school

2017 — present

evelyn douek is an S.J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School and Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center For Internet & Society. She studies international and transnational regulation of online speech and content moderation institutional design. Her supervisors are Professors Martha Minow, Jack L. Goldsmith and Cass R. Sunstein.

Prior to coming to HLS, evelyn was an Associate (clerk) to the Honourable Chief Justice Susan Kiefel of the High Court of Australia. She also worked in commercial litigation at Herbert Smith Freehills and Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Sydney. She graduated with First Class Honours from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Commerce/Laws in 2013, where she was the Executive Editor of the UNSW Law Journal and the Undergraduate Student Representative on UNSW Council, the University's governing body.

She is the host of an interview podcast featuring Professors at Harvard Law School called Leading Questions, and blogs at Lawfare.

evelyn's greatest achievement is the founding and successful preservation for over 5 years of a book club which now has transatlantic meetings via Skype between New York and Sydney. She is a keen runner and has sworn not to hand in her dissertation until she has completed the Boston Marathon.



evelyn’s research has appeared or is forthcoming in the North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology, the Federal Law Review, the Australian Law Journal, Lawfare, The Atlantic, Slate, and a number of other publications.

She has been quoted on matters relevant to her research in the New York Times, the American Bar Association Journal, Mother Jones, Vice, Burnaby Now (her favorite accolade), and a number of other outlets.

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areas of interest

international regulation of online speech

online governance

comparative free speech

constitutional and public law

comparative constitutional law

global governance

human rights law