Hannah Bloch-Wehba’s scholarship explores the intersection of civil liberties and cyber issues in the law, focusing on free expression, privacy and government accountability. Her interests include transparency and accountability for law enforcement, public access to information and the use of new technologies in government decision-making.
Professor Bloch-Wehba most recently taught at Yale Law School, where she was a clinical lecturer-in-law, research scholar and Stanton Foundation First Amendment Fellow. While at Yale, she co-taught in the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic, where she supervised students in litigating cases involving First Amendment and freedom of information issues tied to electronic surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and Executive Order 12,333, among other matters.
Her articles have appeared in journals including Washington Law Review, Suffolk University Law Review and Brooklyn Journal of International Law.
Before entering academia, Professor Bloch-Wehba worked as a Stanton Foundation National Security Fellow for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Washington, D.C., where she represented journalists and media organizations in federal matters involving access to information, privacy and other First and Fourth Amendment issues involving national security, technology and surveillance.
Previously, she practiced at Baker Botts LLP in Houston, Texas.
She received her JD from New York University School of Law, where she served as senior articles editor for the Journal of International Law and Politics.