Prof. Emile Loza de Siles

Emile Loza de Siles

Assistant Professor of Law
School of Law
Law

Hanley Hall 221
Phone: 412.396.6423
lozae@duq.edu

Education:

Data Science Graduate Certificate, Harvard University, expected 2021
Cybersecurity Strategy Graduate Certificate, Georgetown University
J.D., The George Washington University Law School
M.B.A., University of Houston, Clear Lake
B.S., Oklahoma State University System - East Central
Bio

Emile Loza de Siles is an Assistant Professor at Duquesne University School of Law. Her interests include contracts, evidence, torts, professional responsibility, international and comparative law, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology and law, privacy, data science, public policy, legal analytics, smart contracts and algorithm biases, and interdisciplinary studies.

She is the founder of Technology & Cybersecurity Law Group PLLC in Washington, DC and has provided trusted mission-centered legal counsel to innovators across industries from Fortune 100 to emerging companies. She has presented and published extensively on law, technology, cybersecurity, and legal and data ethics topics. Prior to her legal career, she was a clinical scientist and subsequently held business executive and managerial positions in healthcare, genetics, information technology, optoelectronics, and other technology fields.

Professor Loza de Siles also teaches cybersecurity graduate courses with the University of Maryland Global Campus.

Publications & Scholarship

Forthcoming

Artificial Intelligence Law, Policy and Ethics 
(book contract under negotiation with legal academic publisher) (2021).

The Implications of Artificial Intelligence on a Just Society
8 J. Int'l and Comparative Law - (2021) (invited).

AI, on the Law of Bias: Mapping Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Biases to the Law of Discrimination and Bias
123 W.V. L. Rev. - (2021) (invited).

AI, on the Law and Ethics of Corporate Governance: Considerations for Strategic Risk Management of Artificial Intelligence
38 Minn. J. Law & Inequality - (2021) (invited).

AI, on the Law of Soft Governance: An Effective and Legitimate Strategy for Unbiased and Non-Discriminatory Artificial Intelligence
IEEE Trans. on Artificial Intelligence - (2020) (invited).

Articles

AI, on the Law of the Elephant: Toward Understanding Artificial Intelligence
Emile Loza de Siles, AI, on the Law of the Elephant: Toward Understanding Artificial Intelligence, 69 Buff. L. Rev. - (2021). SSRN

AI, On the Law of Being | From Non-embodiment, Mechanized Embodiment, and Transhuman Embodiment to Human, What Is A Person?
Emile Loza de Siles, AI, On the Law of Being | From Non-embodiment, Mechanized Embodiment, and Transhuman Embodiment to Human, What Is A Person? 2020 Critical Legal Conference, University of Dundee, Scotland (2020). SSRN

AI, On the Law of Being | "Feminine" Imagery in Humanoid Robots, Evolving Law as to What Constitutes a Person?
Emile Loza de Siles, AI, On the Law of Being | "Feminine" Imagery in Humanoid Robots, Evolving Law as to What Constitutes a Person? ‘Picturing ‘Truth': Law, Truth, and Visual Images Conference. SSRN

On the Law of Evolving Governance in an Exponentially Autonomous World | Proposing an Interdisciplinary Artificial Intelligence Governance System
Emile Loza de Siles, AI, On the Law of Evolving Governance in an Exponentially Autonomous World | Proposing an Interdisciplinary Artificial Intelligence Governance System (2020). SSRN

AI, on the Law of Intentionality | Toward Proof of Intentional Discrimination by Artificial Intelligence
Emile Loza de Siles, AI, on the Law of Intentionality | Toward Proof of Intentional Discrimination by Artificial Intelligence (2020). SSRN

AI, On Algorithmic Justice | A New Proposal Toward the Identification and Reduction of Discriminatory Bias in Artificial Intelligence Systems
Emile Loza de Siles, AI, On Algorithmic Justice | A New Proposal Toward the Identification and Reduction of Discriminatory Bias in Artificial Intelligence Systems, 2019 Artificial Intelligence: Thinking about Law, Law Practice, and Legal Education Conference, Duquesne University School of Law. SSRN

AI, On the Algorithmic State of the Nation | Artificial Intelligence Unleashed and Civil Rights
Emile Loza de Siles, AI, On the Algorithmic State of the Nation | Artificial Intelligence Unleashed and Civil Rights (2020). SSRN

Taney's Zombie | Chief Justice Roger B. Taney's Life in Maryland's Black Belt: Revelations About Dred Scott and the Still Undead Commitment to White Supremacy and Racial Hatred
Emile Loza de Siles, Taney's Zombie | Chief Justice Roger B. Taney's Life in Maryland's Black Belt: Revelations About Dred Scott and the Still Undead Commitment to White Supremacy and Racial Hatred (2019). SSRN

Cybersecurity Law & Emerging Technologies: The Federal Trade Commission, Reasonable Security Measures, and IoT
Emile Loza de Siles, IEEE Future Directions: Technology Policy & Ethics (May 2017).

History's Calling: Today's Racism and the Elevation of Lawyers and Legal Practice
Emile Loza de Siles, History's Calling: Today's Racism and the Elevation of Lawyers and Legal Practice, 60 Advocate 46 (2017).

Blockchain: A Short Primer for Lawyers
Emile Loza de Siles, Blockchain: A Short Primer for Lawyers, 1 Cybersecurity Law & Strategy 9 (Mar. 1, 2017), and republished as:
    • Blockchain: A Short Primer for Lawyers, Legaltech News (Mar. 9, 2017).
    • A Primer for the Entertainment Industry on the Use of Blockchain, Entertainment Law & Finance
      (Apr. 2017).

Cyber Security and Cybercrime
Emile Loza de Siles, Cyber Security and Cybercrime, 8 Landslide 6 (2015-2016). SSRN

Love & Hate: The U.S. Supreme Court's Inconsistent Jurisprudence Regarding Entrepreneurs
Emile Loza de Siles, Love & Hate: The U.S. Supreme Court's Inconsistent Jurisprudence Regarding Entrepreneurs, Proceedings of The Third International Conference on Employment, Education & Entrepreneurship 2014 ("EEE2014").

Women's Unpaid Work - Japan's Womenomics Agenda
Emile Loza de Siles, Women's Unpaid Work - Japan's Womenomics Agenda, Proceedings of The Third International Conference on EEE 2014.

Female Entrepreneurship Theory: A Multidisciplinary Review of Resources
Emile Loza, Female Entrepreneurship Theory: A Multidisciplinary Review of Resources, 3 J. Women's Entrepreneurship & Educ. 26-64 (Spring 2011). SSRN 

Attorney Competence, Ethical Compliance, and Transnational Practice
Emile Loza, Attorney Competence, Ethical Compliance, and Transnational Practice, 52 Advocate (Idaho State Bar) 28 (Oct. 2009). SSRN

MySpace Internal Messaging Inboxes Are E-Mail Addresses under CAN-SPAM Act
Emile Loza, MySpace Internal Messaging Inboxes Are E-Mail Addresses under CAN-SPAM Act, Amer. Bar Ass'n Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law Developments 2006-2008, 468 (George W. Jordan, III, et al., eds., Jan. 2009), SSRN 

MySpace v. Wallace: The CAN-SPAM Act Applied Within the MySpace Community
Emile Loza, MySpace v. Wallace: The CAN-SPAM Act Applied Within the MySpace Community, 25 Computer & Internet Lawyer 21 (June 2008). SSRN

Video Software Dealers Ass'n v. Schwarzenegger: A Rising Ninth Circuit Case on the Constitutionality of States' Regulation of Minors' Access to Violent Video Games
Emile Loza, Video Software Dealers Ass'n v. Schwarzenegger: A Rising Ninth Circuit Case on the Constitutionality of States' Regulation of Minors' Access to Violent Video Games, 25 Computer & Internet Lawyer 1 (May 2008). SSRN 

Issue-Spotting for Web Sites
Emile Loza, Issue-Spotting for Web Sites, 51 Advocate 11 (2008). SSRN

The Odyssey: One Woman Attorney's Journey in Entrepreneurship
Emile Loza, The Odyssey: One Woman Attorney's Journey in Entrepreneurship, 51 Advocate 25 (2008). SSRN

Welcome from the Intellectual Property Law Section
Emile Loza, Welcome from the Intellectual Property Law Section, 50 Advocate 12 (2007).

The Law of Electronic Contracts: The New United Nations Convention
Emile Loza and Shasta Kilminster-Hadley, The Law of Electronic Contracts: The New United Nations Convention, 50 Advocate 40 (2007). SSRN

Financial Considerations in International Intellectual Property Licensing Transactions
Emile Loza, Kimberly S. Chotkowski, Scott J. Stevens, Gregory J. Urbanchuk, Financial Considerations in International Intellectual Property Licensing Transactions, 40 Int'l Lawyer 67-93 (2006). SSRN 
republished in:
    • 41 Les Nouvelles 120 (June 2006) (Licensing Exec's Soc'y Int'l).
    • 23 Computer & Internet Lawyer Lawyer 9 (Sept. 2006).

Welcome from the Intellectual Property Section
Emile Loza, Welcome from the Intellectual Property Section, 49 Advocate 13 (2006).

What's Your IQ? - Building Your Information Quotient with Technology-Assisted Due Diligence Can Score You an ‘A+'
Emile Loza, What's Your IQ? - Building Your Information Quotient with Technology-Assisted Due Diligence Can Score You an ‘A+', 23 E-Commerce Law & Strategy 1 (Feb. 2007). SSRN

Due Diligence in Business Transactions
Emile Loza, Due Diligence in Business Transactions, 49 Advocate 18 (2006). SSRN

Intellectual Property Licensing: More Pervasive than You Might Imagine
Emile Loza, Intellectual Property Licensing: More Pervasive than You Might Imagine, 48 Advocate 18 (2005). SSRN

In Support of IVLP [Volunteer Lawyer Program] Participation
Emile Loza, In Support of IVLP [Volunteer Lawyer Program] Participation, 46 Advocate 28 (May 2003). SSRN

Internet Fraud: Federal Trade Commission Prosecutions of Online Conduct
Emile Loza, Internet Fraud: Federal Trade Commission Prosecutions of Online Conduct, 23 Comm's & the Law 55 (2001). SSRN

FDA Regulation of Internet Pharmaceutical Communications: Strategies for Improvement
Emile Loza, FDA Regulation of Internet Pharmaceutical Communications: Strategies for Improvement, 55 Food & Drug L.J. 269 (2000).

Access to Pharmaceuticals under Medicaid Managed Care: Federal Law Compiled and State Contracts Compared
Emile Loza, Access to Pharmaceuticals under Medicaid Managed Care: Federal Law Compiled and State Contracts Compared, 55 Food & Drug L.J. 449 (2000).

Presentations

The Implications of Artificial Intelligence on a Just Society
Emile Loza de Siles, The Implications of Artificial Intelligence on a Just Society, online presentation for Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and Tulane University Law School in partnership with the Journal of International and Comparative Law (October 23, 2020).

AI, On the Law of the Elephant: Toward Understanding Artificial Intelligence
Emile Loza de Siles, Governance Workshop on Transparency and Privacy: AI, On the Law of the Elephant: Toward Understanding Artificial Intelligence, online workshop for University of Denver Sturm College of Law (October 12, 2020).

AI, On the Law of Soft Governance: An Effective and Legitimate Strategy for Unbiased and Non-Discriminatory Artificial Intelligence
Emile Loza de Siles, AI, On the Law of Soft Governance: An Effective and Legitimate Strategy for Unbiased and Non-Discriminatory Artificial Intelligence, Online Soft Law and AI Project Workshop for Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (October 9, 2020).

AI, On the Emerging Law of Artificial Intelligence Accountability and Transparency
Emile Loza de Siles, AI, On the Emerging Law of Artificial Intelligence Accountability and Transparency, online presentation for American Bar Association, Business Law Section Annual Meeting  (September 24, 2020).

Ownership of AI "Thinking": Autonomy, Privacy, and Accountability
Emile Loza de Siles, Ownership of AI "Thinking": Autonomy, Privacy, and Accountability, online panel for American Bar Association, Business Law Section Annual Meeting (September 24, 2020).

Feminism and Corporate Law: Reforming Corporate Governance Roundtable
Emile Loza de Siles, Feminism and Corporate Law: Reforming Corporate Governance Roundtable, online workshop for Association of American Law Schools, Section on Socioeconomics and Journal of Law and Inequality (July 24, 2020).

Effective Use of Research Assistants
Emile Loza de Siles, Effective Use of Research Assistants, online panel for Association of American Law Schools (July 14, 2020).

Robotics and AI: Legal and Ethical Frameworks, Section on Technology, Law & Legal Education
Emile Loza de Siles, Robotics and AI: Legal and Ethical Frameworks, Section on Technology, Law & Legal Education, panel at 2020 Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting (January 5, 2020).

Artificial Intelligence & Law: An Ethical Journey Toward Justice, Excellence, and the Future
Emile Loza de Siles, Artificial Intelligence & Law: An Ethical Journey Toward Justice, Excellence, and the Future, presentation at 2020 Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting (January 5, 2020).

Algorithmic State of the Nation: Amendments Toward Algorithmic Accountability
Emile Loza de Siles, Algorithmic State of the Nation: Amendments Toward Algorithmic Accountability, presentation at Duquesne University School of Law (November 22, 2019).

Artificial Intelligence and Race
Emile Loza de Siles, Artificial Intelligence and Race, presentation at LatCrit Biennial Conference (October 18, 2019).

Algorithmic State of the Nation: Artificial Intelligence Unleashed and Civil Rights
Emile Loza de Siles, Algorithmic State of the Nation: Artificial Intelligence Unleashed and Civil Rights, presentation at LatCrit Biennial Conference (October 18, 2019).

Algorithmic Justice: A Model to Identify, Detect, and Reduce Discriminatory Bias and Improve the Algorithmic State of the Nation
Emile Loza de Siles, Algorithmic Justice: A Model to Identify, Detect, and Reduce Discriminatory Bias and Improve the Algorithmic State of the Nation, presentation at Duquesne University (April 26, 2019).

Algorithmic Law: Interdisciplinary Futures Today
Emile Loza de Siles, Algorithmic Law: Interdisciplinary Futures Today, presentation at Duquesne University School of Law (November 8, 2018).

The Enforcement and Regulatory Outlook in the Wake of Cambridge Analytica
Emile Loza de Siles, The Enforcement and Regulatory Outlook in the Wake of Cambridge Analytica, online conference at Wedbush Securities (April 13, 2018).

Cybersecurity Law: Navigating the Future Now
Emile Loza de Siles, Cybersecurity Law: Navigating the Future Now, lecture at College of Security & Intelligence, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (April 4, 2018)

Cybersecurity Law and Ethics
Emile Loza de Siles, Cybersecurity Law and Ethics, lecture at College of Security & Intelligence, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (April 4, 2018).

The Future is Now: Top 10 Emerging Technologies and Competence in Practice
Emile Loza de Siles, The Future is Now: Top 10 Emerging Technologies and Competence in Practice, presentation at 2017 Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting (July 13, 2017).

Intellectual Property Awareness: Working with Government and Academic Laboratories and Institutions
Emile Loza de Siles, Intellectual Property Awareness: Working with Government and Academic Laboratories and Institutions, online presentation at Advanced Cybersecurity Research Group, Cisco Systems, Inc., Security and Trust Organization (January 26, 2016).

Laying Down the Law?
Emile Loza de Siles, Laying Down the Law? entrepreneurship panel at The George Washington University Law School (October 7, 2015).

Legal 101: Strategic Partner Contracting
Emile Loza de Siles, Legal 101: Strategic Partner Contracting, online presentation for Cisco Systems, Inc., Independent Software Vendors Core Team (July 23, 2015).

Legal 101: Statements of Work
Emile Loza de Siles, Legal 101: Statements of Work, online presentation at Cisco Systems, Inc., Independent Software Vendors Core Team (July 23, 2015).

Cybersecurity, Employment, and Civil Rights
Emile Loza de Siles, Cybersecurity, Employment, and Civil Rights, extended team training for Technology & Employment Law Group (April 8, 2015).

Memberships, Bar Admissions & Service

Bar Admissions

  • Idaho State Bar

Service, Boards and Committees

Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Student Support Committee, 2020-present.
  • Faculty Advisor, Hispanic-American Bar Association, 2020-present.
  • Dean's Diversity Action Council, 2019-present.
  • Admissions Committee, 2019-present.
  • Co-Chair, Connections with Innovation Sector outreach initiative, 2020.
  • Cross-Disciplinary Pillar Committee, 2020.
  • Faculty Sponsor for DUQUESNE LAW REVIEW and other Student Directed Research Projects:
  • Erin McCluan, ‘Thank You for Your Sacrifice': Off-Label Drug Regulation Strategies for Protecting Hydroxychloroquine Access in the Pandemic Era (2020).

IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

  • Artificial Intelligence & Autonomous Systems Policy Committee, 2019-present.
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology, Artificial Intelligence Explainability Comments Working Group, 2020.
  • IEEE-Standards Association, Computer Society/Software & Systems Engineering Standards Committee
  • P2863 Organizational Governance of Artificial Intelligence Working Group, 2020-present.
  • AI Governance Principles Subgroup, 2020-present.
  • P7000 Engineering Methodologies for Ethical Life-Cycle Concerns Working Group, 2019-2020.
  • P7002 Personal Data Privacy Working Group, 2019-2020.
  • P7003 Algorithmic Bias Working Group, 2019-2020.
  • P7010 Well-being Metric for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.
  • IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology/Social Implications of Technology Standards Committee
  • P2865 Standard Taxonomy for Responsible Trading of Human-Generated Data (monitor).
  • The George Washington University Law School Latino Law Alumni Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Board of Directors, 2011-2014.

American Bar Association

  • Information Technology Division Liaison, American Bar Association, Membership Committee, 2012-2014.
  • Member, Diversity Action Group, 2011-2014.
  • Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Chair and Vice Chair, Digital Games and New Media Committee, 2012-2014 and 2011-2012, respectively.
  • Chair, Publication Subcommittee, Digital Games and New Media Committee, 2009-2014.
  • Member, Selection Committee, Fellows Program, 2010.
  • Co-Chair, Licensing Committee, 2005-2006.
  • China Committee, a joint committee of American International Law, Intellectual Property, and Science and Technology Sections advising at the invitation of the Chinese government and otherwise as to the creation and reformation of Chinese intellectual property law, 2005-2007.

Honors

Racial Equity Grant, Inaugural Faculty Awardee, The Center for Community-Engaged Teaching & Research, Duquesne University, 2020.

Presidential Scholarship Award, Duquesne University, 2020.