Professor Aditya Bamzai Chosen for Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Independent Bipartisan Agency Reviews Counterterrorism Legislation, Regulations and Policies
Aditya Bamzai

Bamzai joined the UVA Law faculty as an associate professor in June 2016.

August 8, 2018

The White House has announced that Associate Professor Aditya Bamzai of the University of Virginia School of Law will be nominated for a position on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

Bamzai will remain a member of the Law School faculty and, if confirmed, would serve on the board in a part-time capacity.

The board is an independent, bipartisan agency composed of five members appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. It was established by Congress at the recommendation of the 9/11 Commission, and is charged with ensuring that the federal government’s national security efforts are “balanced with the need to protect privacy and civil liberties.”

The board is authorized to review proposed legislation, regulations and policies related to terrorism, and to review the implementation of existing counterterrorism laws, regulations and policies.

Bamzai joined the UVA Law faculty as an associate professor in June 2016. Before entering the academy, he served as an attorney-adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, and as an appellate attorney in both private practice and for the National Security Division of the Department of Justice. He teaches and writes about civil procedure, administrative law, federal courts, national security law and computer crime.

In January he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court as an independent amicus, and was cited by name 31 times in the court’s decision.

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