Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Catherine Roraback Professor of Law
JD, Yale Law School
BA, Hamline University
International Human Rights, International Law, International IP, Law and Technology, Conflicts of Law
International law and human rights scholar Molly Land joined the UConn Law faculty in 2013. She was named associate dean for academic affairs in 2023. Drawing on her human rights expertise and background as an IP and cyberlaw litigator, Professor Land’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of human rights, science, technology, and innovation. Her most recent book, “New Technologies for Human Rights Law and Practice” (CUP 2018, ed. with Jay Aronson), provides an essential roadmap for understanding the relationship between technology and human rights law and practice. Professor Land’s current research is focused on developing an interdisciplinary framework based on human rights law for responding to harmful online speech in ways that balance protection against the harms of speech with appropriate safeguards for freedom of expression and privacy.
Professor Land’s articles have been published in the Connecticut Law Review and the Yale, Harvard, Virginia, and Michigan journals of international law, among other places, and she speaks and lectures widely on the relationship between technology and human rights. She has also authored several human rights reports, including a report for the World Bank on the role of new technologies in promoting human rights. Prior to joining the UConn faculty, Professor Land was an associate professor of law at New York Law School. A former Fulbright Scholar at the University of Bonn, Professor Land earned her JD at Yale Law School.
Professor Land recently completed a term as an alternate on the Board of Directors of the Global Network Initiative and as a member of the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Prior to beginning her career in the academy, Professor Land was an associate at Faegre & Benson LLP in Minneapolis, where she represented clients in intellectual property and domain name disputes, and a fellow at Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights. She clerked for the Honorable Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.