Amy Gajda

Amy Gajda
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Amy Gajda, Tulane Law School’s Class of 1937 Professor of Law, is a journalist turned lawyer recognized internationally for her expertise in privacy and media law. 

Viking published Gajda’s Seek and Hide: The Tangled History of the Right to Privacy in 2022 to significant critical acclaim. The New York Times called it “wry and fascinating” and named it a top non-fiction book of the season; the courts of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit chose it as the Circuit’s inaugural “One Court. One Book.” summer reading. 

In addition to scholarly article and book chapters in national and international publications, on the journalism side, Gajda’s opinion pieces have appeared in The New York Times, Wired, Slate, Time, the Daily Beast, and the New York Daily News, among others.  Her weekly radio commentaries on legal issues when she was a professor at the University of Illinois won seven Associated Press awards.  Before attending law school, Gajda worked as a television news anchor and reporter in cities mainly in the Northeast. 

Gajda is a proud winner of both Tulane Law School’s and Tulane University’s highest teaching honors.