• Nikita Agarwal

Nikita Aggarwal

Research Associate

Nikita Aggarwal is a Research Associate at the Digital Ethics Lab, as well as a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. Her research examines the legal and ethical challenges due to emerging, data-driven technologies, with a particular focus on machine learning in consumer lending. She also investigating questions related to the governance of blockchain, and internet platform policy and regulation more broadly. As the Research and Course Design Fellow in Law and Technology under the ESRC-funded project ‘Unlocking the Potential of AI for English Law’, she helped to design and deliver a more interdisciplinary approach to law and technology education at the University of Oxford. In the academic year 2020-2021 she will be a Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project, Yale Law School.

Prior to entering academia, Nikita was an attorney in the legal department of the International Monetary Fund, where she advised on financial sector law reform in the Euro area and worked extensively on initiatives to reform the legal and policy frameworks for sovereign debt restructuring. She previously practiced as an associate with Clifford Chance LLP, where she specialized in EU financial regulation and sovereign debt restructuring. She earned her law degree (LLB) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is a solicitor of England and Wales.

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