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Evelyn Douek

S.J.D. Candidate

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Cross-Border Speech: Free Trade in Free Speech, Wars of Words, and Antidotes to Populism

My dissertation will take insights from both international law and political psychology scholarship to evaluate how the cross-border speech of a variety of actors, with different purposes and in different fora, might be regulated in the modern interconnected world.

Fields of Research and Supervisors

  • Comparative Free Speech: Culture and Communications Technology with Professor Martha Minow, Harvard Law School, Principal Faculty Supervisor
  • Behavioral Psychology and Speech Regulation with Professor Cass Sunstein, Harvard Law School
  • Cyber-Jurisdiction in International and Transnational Law with Professor Jack Goldsmith, Harvard Law School

Additional Research Interests

  • Constitutional and Public Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Global Governance
  • Human Rights Law


  • Harvard Law School, S.J.D. Candidate 2017-Present
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M., 2016-2017 (requirements fulfilled, degree waived)
  • University of New South Wales, Australia, B. Comm./LL.B., 2013

Academic Appointments and Fellowships

  • Harvard Law School, 2017 – 2018, Graduate Program Fellow, LL.M. Advisor
  • Harvard Law School, 2017, Graduate Program Fellow, Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis I Teaching Assistant

Last Updated: July 24, 2017