Jolynn C Dellinger

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Visiting Lecturer in the Kenan Institute for Ethics

Jolynn Dellinger served as the founding program manager for Data Privacy Day. She turned Data Privacy Day into a globally recognized event to raise awareness for privacy, with a specific focus on recognizing globally shared privacy interests and creating mechanisms for dialogue and collaboration among nonprofits, academics, businesses and government entities. Dellinger has worked as a privacy lawyer at Intel Corporation, at The Privacy Projects, and at the National Cyber Security Alliance. She is a member of the NCSA Data Privacy Day Advisory Committee and serves on the Board of Directors for the Triangle Privacy Research Hub.

Prior to working for Intel, Dellinger worked as a staff attorney for Judge W. Earl Britt in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (1998-2007), as a Bristow Fellow in the Solicitor General’s Office in the U.S. Department of Justice (1994-95), and as a clerk for Judge Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1993-94). She has also practiced at law firms in Washington, D.C. and North Carolina, and taught Family Law at Duke Law School and Legal Writing at UNC School of Law. Dellinger received her B.A. in English from Columbia University (’89). She also received an M.A. in Humanities (with a concentration in Women’s Studies) and her JD from Duke Law School (’93), where she graduated Order of the Coif and was an editor on the Duke Law Journal.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Visiting Lecturer in the Kenan Institute for Ethics
  • Senior Lecturing Fellow of Law
  • Senior Fellow in the Kenan Institute for Ethics
  • Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 1015 Law School, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 613-7000
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  • J.D. Duke University, 1993

Courses Taught

  • BIOETHIC 590S: Special Topics in Bioethics
  • BIOETHIC 591: Topics in Science Policy
  • ETHICS 89S: Special Topic: First-Year Seminar in Ethics
  • ETHICS 590S: Special Topics in Ethics
  • ETHICS 893: Research Independent Study
  • LAW 331: Introduction to Privacy Law and Policy
  • LAW 611: Readings
  • PUBPOL 89S: First-Year Seminar
  • PUBPOL 590S: Advanced Topics in Public Policy
  • PUBPOL 890: Advanced Special Topics in Public Policy

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