Professor Ghappour’s research focuses on the interplay between emerging technologies and law enforcement, particularly in the context of the modern surveillance state and cybersecurity. His most recent publications are forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review and the New York University Annual Survey...of American Law.
Before coming to UC Hastings, Professor Ghappour was at the University of Texas School of Law, where he taught the National Security Clinic, the Civil Rights Clinic. Prior to that, Professor Ghappour was a Staff Attorney at Reprieve UK, where he represented Guantanamo detainees in their habeas corpus proceedings. He began his legal career as a patent litigator at Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP. Formerly, Ghappour was a computer engineer focused on design automation, diagnostics, distributed systems architecture and high performance computing.
Professor Ghappour is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' National Security Committee and has been qualified to serve as an expert on national security by courts in the United States and Canada
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