Rob Ferrari

Started in Fall 2020 and set to graduate in 2023

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Hometown: Knoxville, TN

 

Interests:
Gaming and esports, evidence-based fitness, food culture, and enjoying creative works

PREVIOUS EDUCATION

B.S. in Biological Sciences (Biochemistry & Cellular & Molecular Biology Concentration) at The University of Tennessee – Knoxville

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

Lab Technician at The University of Tennessee – Knoxville: Burch-Smith Lab

Freelance Consultant for private investment entities and international startup projects in the blockchain industry

INTERNSHIPS

Legal Intern at Electronic Frontier Foundation

Legal Extern at Georgia Lawyers for the Arts

Incoming Summer Associate at Fenwick & West

STUDENT INVOLVMENTS (Clubs & Leadership)

Emory Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) – Inaugural Advocacy Co-Chair

Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) – Student Member

Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review – Candidate Member

What attracted you to the Ti:ger program? + What do you hope to gain from your experience in the Ti:ger program?

The TI:GER program is what initially sparked my interest in Emory Law. As a first-generation student without a business or computer science education, TI:GER is a rare opportunity for me to explore the intersections of law, business, and technology. In contrast to a more traditional legal education, TI:GER allows students to preview what it’s like to provide legal services for emerging technology companies, gain practical experience and insights beyond what a simulated learning environment might offer, and demonstrate an interest in the field to potential employers. I’m very excited for TI:GER because, in essence, we are enabling dreamers that are attempting to change the world through their ideas. I’m also looking forward to applying the lessons and principles I acquired at Electronic Frontier Foundation, which was an experience that emphasized the critical importance of being accountable to users/consumers when developing and implementing technology.

What are your plans for employment after graduation?

TBD! And that’s okay law school is a great time to explore and make adjustments.

What has been the highlight of your experience at Emory Law/Ti:ger?

The highlight of my Emory Law experience has been finding an invaluable support system. Faculty members truly cared about me as a student and as an individual, and went out of their way to assist; the APALSA affinity group provided friendships, mentorships, and growth opportunities; and receiving the EPIC Grant enabled me to accept an internship at one of my dream public interest organizations, the Electronic Frontier Foundation. All of this has contributed to an unforgettable law school experience that has already surpassed my expectations.

What inspired you to pursue a career in law?

I chose to pursue a legal career in order to support online communities and the industries that enable these communities to thrive. Having experienced significant adversity at a young age, the internet provided solace to me and countless other individuals experiencing hardship and vulnerability. I want to ensure that current and future generations can continue to enjoy its potential benefits, and I hope that a legal career will maximize my ability to do so. 

In particular, I aspire to promote the open exchange of digital content, which brings together diverse communities around shared passions, and is an interest worthy of protection and continued innovation. Some of my industry interests include new media, such as social media and other forms of user-generated content, gaming and esports, and the use of emerging technologies within.