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Ángel Díaz
USC Gould School of Law

Ángel Díaz

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: August 10, 2022




Ángel Díaz is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law. His scholarship and teaching focus on the intersection of emerging technology and racial discrimination. He has written on a range of topics, including police surveillance, the regulation of social media companies and the deployment of automated decision systems.

Díaz has authored or coauthored numerous reports and resources, including Double Standards in Social Media Content Moderation (2021), Law Enforcement Access to Smart Devices (2020), Automatic License Plate Readers: Legal Status and Policy Recommendations for Law Enforcement Use (2020), New York City Police Department Surveillance Technology (2019), among others. His work and commentary have been featured in outlets such as the Associated Press, NPR, the Washington Post, the Intercept, Bloomberg Law, Just Security, Brookings Tech Stream and Univision.

Prior to joining USC, he was a Lecturer in Law at UCLA School of Law. He was previously counsel in the Liberty & National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice and an adjunct professor of clinical law at NYU School of Law.

Díaz received his BA and JD from the University of California, Berkeley. During law school, he was book reviews and essays editor of the California Law Review, annual review editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, and a legal research and writing teaching assistant. As an undergraduate, he taught a course on Cormac McCarthy, the Coen Brothers, and the Neo-Western. 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

USA Today
November 28, 2022
Re: Elyn Saks

Elyn Saks was interviewed about what schizophrenia really is. "A common misconception is that we're unable to care for ourselves and that's not true," she said. "For some people it is, but not for all of us. We can have relationships –romantic and friendships. But we often don't see that (in the media) because of the emphasis on sensationalism and 'othering' us."

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

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“Guns, Mass Incarceration, and Bipartisan Reform: Beyond Vicious Circle and Social Polarization,” Arizona State Law Journal (Forthcoming 2023).

Hannah R. Garry
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"From Policy back to Principles? Refugee Protection under International Law & State (Non)-Compliance," introductory remarks and chair of roundtable discussion, ABILA International Law Weekend, Fordham Law School, Oct. 21, 2022.

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“Cookie Intermediaries: Does Competition Lead to More Privacy? Evidence from the Dark Web,” University of Toronto Law and Economics Workshop, Toronto, Canada, October 2022.