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Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University

Dr. Asaf Lubin is an Associate Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a Fellow at IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR). He is additionally an affiliated fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and a visiting Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Federmann Cyber Security Research Center.

Dr. Lubin’s research centers around the intersection of law and technology, particularly as it relates to the regulation of cybersecurity harms, liabilities, and insurance as well as policy design around governmental and corporate surveillance, data protection, and internet governance. His work draws on his experiences as a former intelligence analyst, Sergeant Major (Res.), with the IDF Intelligence Branch as well as his vast practical training and expertise in national security law and foreign policy. Dr. Lubin’s work additionally reflects his time spent serving as a Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellow with Privacy International, a London-based non-for-profit devoted to advancing the right to privacy in the digital age and curtailing unfettered forms of governmental and corporate surveillance.

Prior to joining the Maurer School of Law in 2020, Dr. Lubin held numerous academic and governmental positions, including as an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, as a cybersecurity policy postdoctoral fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, as an expert contributor to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Group for the Education for Justice (E4J) Module Series on Cybercrime, as an articled clerk for the International Law Division of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office of the Legal Advisor, and as an assistant to the Turkel Public Commission of Inquiry into the Maritime Incident of May 31, 2010 established under the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office.

Dr. Lubin holds a dual degree in law and international relations (LLB/BA, magna cum laude, ’14) from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Master of Laws (LLM, ’15) and a Doctor of the Science of Law (JSD, ’20) degrees from Yale Law School. He additionally attended The Hague Academy of International Law and interned for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Dr. Lubin has previously written on and taught seminars in public and private international law, cybersecurity and cyber risk management, torts law, international human rights and humanitarian law, and criminal procedure and counterterrorism. He has published with the Harvard International Law Journal, the Harvard National Security Journal, the Yale Journal of International Law, and the Chicago Journal of International Law, and written for Just Security and Lawfare.


  • 2018–present
    Affiliated Fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School
  • 2019–present
    Faculty Affiliate, Berkman Klein Center, Harvard University
  • 2017–present
    Visiting Scholar, Federmann. Cybersecurity Research Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2020–present
    Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • 2019–2020
    Lecturer, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • 2015–2019
    Lead Instructor, Yale Young Global Scholar
  • 2017–2019
    Lecturer, Yale University


  • 2020 
    Yale law School, Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.)
  • 2015 
    Yale Law School, Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • 2014 
    Hebrew University Faculty of Law, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (B.A.)


  • 2020
    The Liberty to Spy, Harvard International Law Journal
  • 2020
    The International Law of Rabble-Rousing, Yale Journal of International Law Online
  • 2020
    Examining the Anomalies, Explaining the Value: Should the USA FREEDOM Act’s Metadata Program be Extended?, Harvard National Security Journal
  • 2019
    'We Only Spy on Foreigners': The Myth of a Universal Right to Privacy and the Practice of Foreign Mass Surveillance, Chicago Journal of International Law
  • 2018
    The Dragon-Kings Restraint: Proposing a Compromise for the EEZ Surveillance Conundrum, Washburn Law Review

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of International Law
  • European Society of International Law
  • American Bar Association
  • Law and Society Association
  • Friends of the Jessup