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Hillary Farber, UMass Law faculty

Hillary Farber

Associate Professor

Law School / Faculty

Law School (333 Faunce Corner Road)

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Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Education

Northeastern University School of Law JD
University of Michigan BA

Teaching

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence

Research interests

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal procedure issues, with a particular focus on juveniles and issues of privacy

Professional background

Professor Farber has appeared on national radio and television programs commenting on the domestic use of unmanned aircraft systems in the U.S. and around the world. She is a contributing author to Unmanned Aircraft in the National Airspace: Critical Issues, Technology, and the Law, American Bar Association, 2015. Her 2014 article, Eyes in The Sky: Constitutional and Regulatory Approaches to Domestic Drone Deployment, 64 Syr. L. Rev. 1 (2014), was the lead article in the Syracuse Law Review.

She has published articles for Human Rights and Sci-Tech Lawyer, which focus on the legislative, regulatory, and privacy issues involving drones. Her most recent article is Keep Out: The Efficacy of Trespass, Nuisance and Privacy Torts as Applied to Drones, 33 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. ___ (2016).

Professor Farber speaks regularly at academic conferences, as well as to legislators, members of the drone industry, and legal practitioners. Some of her speaking engagements include UAS in the News and Entertainment Industries hosted by the Biederman Institute in Los Angeles, CA; The National Council of State Legislatures 2015 Fall Forum; the American Bar Association Annual Meetings; The American Constitution Society; Massachusetts Bar Association; Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education; Community Association Institute. In 2014, Professor Farber presented on the U.S. regulatory and legislative approaches to unmanned aerial surveillance in Adelaide, South Australia. She has also been a guest lecturer at Flinders Law School in Adelaide, South Australia, and the University of New South Wales Law School in Sydney, Australia.

Professor Farber serves on the Advisory Board of the Boston Chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Board of Directors for Suffolk Lawyers for Justice. She is a founding member of the New England Innocence Project. Professor Farber earned a B.A. in political science with high honors from the University of Michigan and received her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.

Publications

FAA’s Drone Rules and Homeowners’ Right to Privacy: Promoting Technology or a License to Snoop? 44 Fordham Urb. L. J. __ (forthcoming 2017).

Keep Out: The Efficacy of Trespass, Nuisance and Privacy Torts as Applied to Drones, 33 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. ___ (2016).

“UP IN THE AIR: Drones – What Leaders Need to Know”,Common Ground, 2016 (co-authored).

Eyes in the Sky and Privacy Concerns on the Ground, 41 Human Rights 23-25. American Bar Association/Section of Civil rights and Responsibilities (2016).

Let’s Make it Easy to Be Responsible with Drones, Providence Journal, December 29, 2015.

Sensing and Surveillance: Constitutional Privacy Issues of Unmanned Aircraft, inUnmanned Aircraft in the National Airspace: Critical Issues, Technology, and the Law  225 (D. Dulo, ed., American Bar Association, 2015).

Eyes in the Sky and Privacy Concerns on the Ground, 11 The SciTech Lawyer 6-9.  American Bar Association/Section of Science and Technology Law, Summer 2015.

Eyes in the Sky: Constitutional and Regulatory Approaches to Domestic Drone Deployment, 64 Syracuse L. Rev. 1 (2013). 

“Keep Your Eyes on Eyes in the Sky”, Cape Cod Times, (January 10, 2014)

JDB v. North Carolina: Ushering in a New “Age” of Custody Analysis under Miranda, 20 J. L. & Pol’y 117 (2011).  

A Parent’s “Apparent Authority”: Why Inter-Generational Co-Residence Requires a Reassessment of Parental Consent to Search Adult Children’s Bedrooms, 21 Cornell J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 39 (2011).

To Testify or Not to Testify: A Comparative Analysis of the Australian and American Approaches to a Parent Child Testimonial Exemption, 46 Tex. Int’l L. Journal 109 (Fall 2010).  

The Absence of A Parent-Child Evidentiary Privilege in the United States, American Bar Association, 12 Children’s Rights 3 (Spring 2010).

Do You Swear to Tell the Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth Against Your Child? 43 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 551-624 (Winter 2010).

A Parent-Child Evidentiary Privilege, 32 Mass Dissent 10 (November 2009).

“Safe Homes’ Inherent Perils”, Boston Herald, February 23, 2008.

Joining the Legal Significance of Adolescent Developmental Capacities with the Legal Rights Provided by In re Gault, 60Rutgers L. Rev. 125-173 (2007) (co-author).

Juvenile Expunction Legislation and its Relationship to the Core Mission of the Juvenile Justice System, American Bar Association, 9 Children’s Rights 17-19 (2007).

Constitutionality, Competence, and Conflicts:  What is Wrong with the State of the Law When It Comes to Juveniles and Miranda?, 32 New Eng J. on Crim. & Civ. Confinement 29-42 (2006).

The Role of the Parent/Guardian in Juvenile Custodial Interrogations:  Friend or Foe?, 41 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1277-1312 (2004).

Popular Culture as a Lens on Legal Professionalism, 55 S.C. L. Rev. 351-389 (2003) (co-author). 

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