Najarian Peters

Associate Professor of Law
Primary office:
785-864-0498
405 Green Hall


Summary

Najarian Peters joined the KU Law faculty in summer 2020. As an associate professor of law, she teaches torts as well as two new privacy courses she created. Peters’ work and scholarship focuses on privacy law, technology policy and governance. Peters is a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. Prior to joining the KU Law faculty, she was the Inaugural Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Law at the Institute for Privacy Protection at Seton Hall Law School where she was the architect of its structure, operations and program portfolio. 

Peters’ first article, The Right To Be and Become: Black Home-Educators As Child Privacy Protectors will be published as the lead article in the Michigan Journal of Race and Law Volume 25.1. Prior to joining academia in 2017, Peters served as a corporate compliance and privacy officer in several organizations in the private and public sectors for over a decade. Peters earned her J.D. at Notre Dame Law School where she created and taught the seminar in the Center for Social Concerns, Environmental Human Rights in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and was the recipient of the Joseph Ciraolo Memorial Award and Africana Studies Book Award. She received her B.A. at Xavier University of Louisiana. 

Courses Taught:

  • Privacy Law (Special Topics)
  • Torts

Education

J.D., Notre Dame Law School, 2006; B.A., Xavier University of Louisiana, 2002.

Teaching

Privacy Law (Special Topics), Torts

Teaching and Research Interests

Privacy, Torts, Contracts, Corporate Governance, Compliance and Ethics (Healthcare), Administrative Law, Professional Responsibility, Jurisprudence, Emerging Technology and Critical Theory

Career History

Associate Professor of Law, University of Kansas School of Law, 2020-present; Faculty Associate, Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, 2019-present; Inaugural Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor, Seton Hall Law School's Institute for Privacy, 2017-July 2020; Compliance Manager, Panasonic North America, 2015-2017; Healthcare and Privacy Compliance Consultant, Self-employed, 2014-2019; Chief Compliance/Privacy Officer and Risk Manager, National Healthcare Associates, 2013-2014; Senior Compliance and HIPAA Privacy Officer, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, 2009-2013; Research Compliance Senior Auditor/Specialist, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2007-2009; Compliance Coordinator/Policy Analyst, Capital Area Human Services Mental Healthcare District, 2006-2007; Emergency Room Coordinator/Insurance Compliance Reviewer, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, 2002-2003.

Admitted

New Jersey 2008

Selected Publications

  • The Right To Be and Become: Black Home-Educators As Child Privacy Protectors, Lead Article Forthcoming in the Michigan Journal of Race and Law Vol. 25.1 (Summer 2020).

Selected Presentations

  • Engaging Community Trust Through Policy Prototyping, Let’s Talk About Privacy Webinar Series, MIT Lab/Center for Civic Media, (June 2020).
  • Blockchain, Cannabis, and Privacy, Webinar, International Cannabis Bar Association (March 2020).
  • Blockchain, Cannabis, and Fintech, Webinar, International Cannabis Bar Association (February 2020).
  • The Right To Be and Become: Black Home-Educators As Child Privacy Protectors, University of Kansas School of Law (November 2019).
  • Child Privacy and Artificial Intelligence, Gamm Symposium at Tulane University Law (November 2019).
  • Child Privacy and Artificial Intelligence, Second Istanbul Privacy Symposium:  Law, Ethics, and Technology, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey (Invited November 2019).
  • Black Parents As Child Privacy Protectors, Lutie Lytle Conference and Writing Workshop (Summer 2019).
  • Black Parents As Child Privacy Protectors, Privacy Law Scholars Conference (Summer 2019).
  • Black Parents and Child Privacy Protection, 4th National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference (Spring 2019).
  • General Data Protection Regulation and Blockchain, NJICLE Corporate Counsel Institute Panel on AI (Spring 2019).
  • What Life Sciences Companies Need to Know About Employee Use of Social Media, Porzio Compliance Forum, Seton Hall Law School (Spring 2018).
  • African-American Homeschooling: Parental Protection of Child Privacy and Personhood, Lutie Lytle Conference and Writing Retreat (Summer 2018).
  • Artificial Intelligence and the Law, Future of AI, Seton Hall Law Conference (Spring 2018).
  • TMI: The Privacy Risk of Social Media Addiction, Institute for Privacy Protection School Outreach Program (Fall 2017).
  • DSRIP-NY and Telehealth, Panasonic N.A., Health and Wellness Business Unit (Fall 2016).
  • Patient Privacy and Telehealth, Panasonic N.A., Health and Wellness Business Unit (Spring 2015).
  • HIPPA & Patient Privacy Protection, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Fall 2012).
  • Stanford v. Roche: Getting Our Contracts Right, Compliance Committee, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Fall 2011).
  • Fair Market Value Analysis Under Stark and Anti-kickback, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Spring 2009).
  • Cultural Competencies: Physicians and Compliance Administrators, Research Compliance, Weill Cornell Medical School (Fall 2008).
  • A Poisoned Gift? Primary Healthcare and Dependency in Post-Apartheid South Africa; Alliance For International Minority Scholars Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (Summer 2003).
  • Monetary Policy and Dollarization in Nicaragua and Cuba, Study Abroad Student Conference, Xavier University of Louisiana, (Fall 2002).
  • I Hear You, Do You Hear Me?: Community Health Needs, Social Capital, and Communication in Post-Apartheid South Africa; Valley Trust, Bothas Hills, South Africa (Summer 2001).