Professor Maneka Sinha receives PLSC outstanding scholarship award

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University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Professor Maneka Sinha is co-recipient of the 2024 Joel R. Reidenberg Award for Outstanding Scholarship by a Junior Scholar, presented at the Privacy Law Scholars Conference, which took place May 30-31 at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC.  

Launched in 2008, the Privacy Law Scholars Conference is the premier academic conference of privacy, law, and technology scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the world.  

Sinha was recognized for her paper “Challenging Automated Suspicion,” which was discussed at an afternoon session on May 30. Liana J. Pennington, associate professor of criminal justice at Saint Anselm College, served as commentator. 

Maryland Carey Law was also represented at the conference by Professor Natalie Ram, who shared her article, Privileging Genetic Privacy.” Marcu Florea, a Fulbright Fellow at The George Washington University, was commentator for Ram’s paper. 

Attendees included Professor Chaz Arnett, whose research explores the interplay between race, digital technologies, and criminal legal processes, and student Annette Hallberg ’25, a research assistant at the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security. 

More than 250 academics and practitioners from around the world convened in DC for the conference. They hailed from renowned institutions including, Cornell, Georgetown, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Stanford, Vanderbilt, University of Virginia, Yale, University of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Helsinki, Chinese University of Hong Kong,  London School of Economics, University of Melbourne, Paris-Panthéon-Assas University, University of South Africa, Tel Aviv University, and many more.