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About Amy L Peikoff

Amy Peikoff earned her BS in math/applied science and her JD at UCLA, where she served as an editor on the UCLA Law Review. Before transferring to UCLA Law, Peikoff completed her first year of law school at Pepperdine, where she did an externship with Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit. After completing her law degree she went to USC, where she earned her PhD in philosophy. She is currently an Associate Professor at the United States Air Force Academy and previously taught at the University of North Carolina and the University of Texas. She has published academic articles on the right to privacy, Searle's theory of rational action, and aspects of the novels of Ayn Rand. She has also published several opinion pieces in leading newspapers. Her goal in her research is to find areas of the law or philosophy where her Objectivist perspective allows her to make a unique and valuable contribution to the literature.
Besides the right to privacy, Peikoff also has research interests in the rules of legal ethics and intellectual property law.