ABOUT

Short version: Hannah Bloch-Wehba (“block-WEEba”) is a law professor at Texas A&M who studies, teaches, and writes about law and technology. Currently, she’s particularly interested in how technology can be used to conceal power and evade accountability across a variety of contexts, including law enforcement.

Long version: Hannah Bloch-Wehba is an Associate Professor of Law at Texas A&M University School of Law. She teaches and writes on law and technology. Her scholarship explores the intersection of tech and civil liberties, primarily focusing on free expression, privacy and government accountability. Her interests include transparency and accountability for law enforcement, public access to information, and the use of new technologies in government decisionmaking. Her articles have twice been selected through anonymous peer review for the Harvard/Yale/Stanford Junior Faculty Forum, and have appeared or are forthcoming in the Northwestern University Law Review, California Law Review, BYU Law Review, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Fordham Law Review, and many other journals.

Prior to joining the faculty at Texas A&M, Bloch-Wehba taught at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law. She is also an Affiliated Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, an Affiliated Scholar at NYU School of Law’s Policing Project, and a Fellow at the Center for Democracy & Technology

Bloch-Wehba is a graduate of NYU School of Law, where she was an Institute for International Law & Justice/Law and Security Scholar, and of the University of Texas at Austin. From 2016–2018, she was a supervising attorney in Yale Law School’s Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic, a law student clinic dedicated to increasing government transparency, defending the essential work of news gatherers, and protecting freedom of expression by providing pro bono legal services, pursuing impact litigation and developing policy initiatives. Previously, Bloch-Wehba was the inaugural Stanton Foundation National Security–Free Press Fellow at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and worked as a litigation associate at Baker Botts LLP.