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Sarah Lamdan is a professor at CUNY School of Law. She also has a master's degree in library science and legal information management and a law certificate in environmental law. Her research focuses on information law and policy.


When she's not teaching, she works on data justice projects across the spectrum from open government to personal privacy. She researches and writes about information access, surveillance & privacy, and informational capitalism. She's writing a book about data analytics companies called Data Cartels (Stanford University Press).

Sarah's a SPARC Senior Fellow, a fellow at the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU School of Law, and a member of the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative. She's an IOI council member and she also works with immigration groups on government surveillance issues. Lamdan's book, Environmental Information: Research, Access & Environmental Decisionmaking (Environmental Law Institute) is a resource for journalists, scientists, and researchers who rely on government science. 

Professor Lamdan teaches administrative law, environmental law, open government law, and data privacy courses. She also teaches legal research and writing. In her spare time, she writes songs about her favorite transparency laws.

This website is for general information about Sarah Lamdan's courses and projects only. Nothing on this website should be construed as providing legal advice or creating an attorney-client relationship. If you need legal representation, contact your attorney.

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