Marcia Hofmann

Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar Award, University of Oxford - Law

Marcia Hofmann is an attorney who defends digital civil liberties and promotes responsible innovation. Her work over the years has included advocating for digital rights at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, working to improve the health of the public conversation at Twitter, teaching internet law as an adjunct professor, and establishing her own boutique law practice. Among her areas of expertise, Marcia has developed a niche in cyber crime defense. She realized that many defendants in this space are misguided – but also young, smart, and highly skilled. For her Fulbright project, Marcia will study restorative justice and educational programmes offered for young first-time cyber crime offenders in the UK and consider how similar efforts could be developed in the U.S. justice system. Marcia enjoys hiking in the Rocky Mountains and is working on a computer crime novel. While at Oxford, she looks forward to visiting Bletchley Park, Hadrian’s Wall, and Agatha Christie’s home Greenway.