Luohan Academy


EducationA.B., Brown University (1993); J.D., University of Chicago Law School (1998)

Recognition & AwardsProfessor Katyal has won several awards for her work, including an honorable mention in the American Association of Law Schools Scholarly Papers Competition, a Yale Cybercrime Award, and twice received a Dukeminier Award from the Williams Project at UCLA for her writing on gender and sexuality. Most recently, her article, The Paradox of Source Code Secrecy, was selected for inclusion in the Best Intellectual Property articles of 2019. She has also previously published shorter pieces with the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Boston Globe's Ideas section.

Other AppointmentsDuring the Obama administration, Katyal was selected by U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to be part of the inaugural U.S. Commerce Department’s Digital Economy Board of Advisors.

Research Field

Professor Sonia Katyal’s work focuses on the intersection of technology, intellectual property, and civil rights.