Full Name
Kim Nayyer
Job Title
Edward Cornell Law Librarian & Associate Dean for Library Services
Cornell Law School
Speaker Bio
Associate Dean Nayyer oversees the operations of the Cornell Law School library and its services to the law school community. As a Professor of Practice, she also teaches in the Law School. Her courses include Comparative Copyright and Knowledge Protection and Critical Legal Information Literacy. Before joining Cornell, she was Associate University Librarian for Law and Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Victoria in Canada, handling direction of the law library and oversight of the university’s copyright office.

Associate Dean Nayyer contributes time to various legal education and legal information professional communities including the Association of American Law Schools (Past Chair, Section on the Americas); and the Canadian Association of Law Libraries/L’Association Canadienne des Bibliothèques de Droit (President; founder, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization Committee; past co-chair, Copyright Committee), among others.

Associate Dean Nayyer’s writings and presentations on AI and implicit bias include panel discussions at LegalTech (2020, New York); Law Via the Internet (2020, virtually); American Association of Law Libraries (2020, virtually and 2019, Washington DC); and Canadian Association of Law Libraries (2019, Edmonton); as well as guest presentations at Cornell Law School. She is co-author of an “AI, Implicit Bias, and Ethical Responsibility” (AALL Spectrum, May/June 2020); and “Ethical Implications of Implicit Bias in AI” in The Rise of AI: Implications and Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Academic Libraries forthcoming in 2021 (ACRL). Associate Dean Nayyer also has written and spoken numerous times on the intersections of copyright and Indigenous knowledge protection. Her research and teaching interests include comparative copyright and knowledge protection; diversity, inclusion, and decolonization in the legal and information professions; critical legal information literacy; and data ethics.
Kim Nayyer