Matthew Kugler

Professor of Law


Matthew Kugler’s primary research areas are privacy, intellectual property, and criminal procedure. His recent research has addressed deepfakes, biometric privacy, police surveillance, and survey evidence in federal cases. Prior to joining Northwestern, Matthew completed a Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Policy at Princeton University, was a postdoctoral fellow and adjunct instructor in psychology at Lehigh University and was awarded a JD with highest honors from the University of Chicago Law School. He also clerked for the Honorable Richard Posner on the Seventh Circuit. In his time at Northwestern, Professor Kugler has taught privacy, trademark, cybercrime, trade secret, and the intellectual property survey course.

Areas of Expertise

  • Privacy Law
  • Empirical Methods
  • Law and Social Science
  • Intellectual Property

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  • JD, University of Chicago Law School
  • PhD, Princeton University
  • BA, Williams College

Prior Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Richard Posner, Seventh Circuit

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