Distinguished Professor Lori Andrews wins American Association of Law Libraries’ Article of the Year Award

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Distinguished Professor Lori Andrews won the 2018 AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award from the American Association of Law Libraries for her article iSpy: Threats to Individual and Institutional Privacy in the Digital World. She accepted the award July 17 at the association’s national meeting in Baltimore.

Professor Lori Andrews receives the 2018 AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award
Professor Lori Andrews received the 2018 AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award at the American Association of Law Libraries' annual meeting.
Photo courtesy of the American Association of Law Libraries.

The award honors outstanding achievement in writing an article, published in the AALL Spectrum during the previous year, that contributes to topics relating to librarianship, law librarianship, and practical applications for library work or to an understanding of legal materials, legal systems, legal information, or to professional and staff training and development.

Professor Andrews’ article, which appears in the Spectrum's May/June 2017 issue, explains how law librarians can protect their patrons and institutions from data aggregators that resell digital information to insurance companies, marketers, potential employers and the government.

Professor Andrews is an internationally recognized expert on emerging technologies. The ABA Journal describes her as "a lawyer with a literary bent who has the scientific chops to rival any CSI investigator." She is the director of the Institute for Science Law and Technology at Illinois Tech, Chicago-Kent's parent university, and teaches Genetics & the Law and the Law of Social Networks.

Professor Andrews' path-breaking litigation about technologies caused the National Law Journal to list her as one of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America." In 2002, she won the National Health Law Teachers Award. In 2005, she was made an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine for her "distinguished achievement in the field of legal medicine." Starting in 2012, Professor Andrews has been selected annually by her peers as a leading Illinois lawyer in the area of biotechnology law by The Best Lawyers in America.

Professor Andrews is the author of 11 nonfiction books, including Genetics: Ethics, Law and Policy (West Publishing 4th ed. 2015 edition) (co-authored with Maxwell Mehlman and Mark Rothstein) and I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy (2012), which has been translated into Japanese, Arabic, Korean and Chinese. She is the author of more than 150 articles on biotechnology, genetics and social networks and three mystery novels. Professor Andrews earned her B.A. summa cum laude from Yale College and her J.D. from Yale Law School.

Founded in 1888, Chicago-Kent College of Law is the law school of Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as Illinois Tech, a private, technology-focused, research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law.