Associate Professor of Law
Data Science Faculty Fellow, Boston University Hariri Institute for Computing
BS, Rutgers University
JD, New York University School of Law
Areas of Interest
- Office Room 1404F
- Email email@example.com
- Phone 617-358-7340
Ahmed Ghappour, an expert in criminal law and computer security, joined the full-time faculty of Boston University School of Law in 2017. He was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor at U.C. Hastings College of the Law where he taught Criminal Procedure and a seminar on Electronic Surveillance.
Ghappour’s research bridges computer science and the law to address contemporary challenges wrought by new technologies in the administration of criminal justice and national security. His recently published Stanford Law Review article, “Searching Places Unknown: Law Enforcement Jurisdiction on the Dark Web,” examines the foreign relations and national security implications of government hacking operations that use malware to pursue criminal suspects that use sophisticated cryptographic tools to anonymize their communications on the “dark web.” The article was competitively selected for presentation at the New Voices in National Security Law session of the 2017 American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, and the New Voices in International Law session of the 2017 American Society of International Law Annual Meeting.
Ghappour’s research and teaching interests stem from his experience litigating complex computer crime and national security cases. At U.C. Hastings, he founded the school’s Liberty, Security & Technology Clinic, which provided legal services to criminal defendants in espionage and computer crime cases. Prior to UC-Hastings, he taught the National Security Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law, represented Guantanamo detainees in their habeas corpus proceedings at Reprieve UK, and worked as a patent litigator at Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP. Formerly, Ghappour was a computer engineer focused on automation, diagnostics, distributed systems architecture and high performance computing.
In the Media
- October 23, 2018
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- October 2, 2018
Ahmed Ghappour quoted in Wired. read more
- June 12, 2018
Ahmed Ghappour quoted in "WannaCry Hero's New Legal Woes Spell Trouble for White Hat Hackers," Wired. read more
- April 18, 2018
Andrew Sellars and Ahmed Ghappour quoted in Pressform read more
- April 12, 2018
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- December 21, 2017
Ahmed Ghappour quoted in Slate. read more
- November 14, 2017
Ahmed Ghappour quoted in Sputnik News read more
- November 9, 2017
The FBI Blindly Hacked Computers in Russia, China, and Iran the Daily Beast read more
- September 13, 2017
Ahmed Ghappour quoted by Motherboard. read more
- August 14, 2017
Ahmed Ghappour quoted in " Marcus Hutchins, The Wannacry Hero, Faces His Day In Court,"