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Kristen Eichensehr
Cybersecurity, foreign relations, international law and national security law
  • Clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Sonia Sotomayor and for Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • Served as a special assistant to the State Department legal adviser and practiced appellate and national security law, including advising on cybersecurity issues, at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C.
  • Eichensehr’s recent scholarship focuses on the constitutional powers of the president and Congress in foreign relations law, the role of private actors in cybersecurity, and the development of international law to govern state behavior in cyberspace


Innocence cases, DNA exoneration, criminal investigation
  • Worked as a staff attorney at the Mississippi Capital Defense Resource Center and at the Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center, where she represented clients and consulted on cases in all stages of capital litigation, with primary focus on federal and state post-conviction proceedings
  • Through the clinic, recently helped vacate the murder conviction of Justin Wolfe and the rape conviction of Edgar Coker
  • She and her students were recently featured on "This American Life's" hit podcast "Serial," Episode 7. (Story)