Lauren Scholz

Lauren Scholz

Lauren Scholz

McConnaughhay and Rissman Professor
Contact Information

Florida State University 
College of Law
Advocacy Center, Room A202F
Phone: 850.645.0278


J.D., Harvard University, 2014
B.A., Yale University, 2009

Professor Lauren Scholz’s work focuses on the intersection of technology, contract law, and privacy. Her work has been published in many influential law reviews including William & Mary Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Cardozo Law Review, and University of Chicago Law Review Online.

Professor Scholz’s current projects focus on artificial intelligence’s applications to contract law and the relationship between privacy as an individual right and privacy as a collective societal good.

Professor Scholz has taught Contracts, Commercial Law, Privacy Law, Cybersecurity Law, Secured Transactions, Sales & Leases. In summer 2021 she was a visiting fellow at Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society in Berlin. Prior to coming to FSU, she was a New America Fellow, a fellow at Yale’s Information Society Project, and a fellow at Harvard’s Project on the Foundations of Private Law.


Select Recent and Forthcoming Publications

Algorithms and Contract Law, in The Cambridge Handbook on Law and Algorithms (Woodrow Barfield, editor) (Cambridge University Press 2020)

Algorithmic Contracts and Consumer Privacy, in Smart Contracts and Block Chain Technology: Role of Contract Law (Larry DiMatteo, editor) (Cambridge University Press 2019)

Toward a Consumer Contract Law for an Algorithmic Age, in Law and Autonomous Systems (Horst Eidenmueller, editor) (C.H. Beck 2019)

Two Cheers for Cyborgs, 2022 U. Chi. L. Rev. Online __ (forthcoming 2022)

Private Rights of Action in Privacy Law, 63 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1639 (2022)

Fiduciary Boilerplate: Locating Fiduciary Relationships in Information Age Transactions, 46 J. Corp. L. 143 (2020)

Indivisibilities in Technology Regulation, 2020 U. Chi. L. Rev. Online 70

Big Data is Not Big Oil: The Role of Analogy in the Law of New Technologies, 86 Tenn. L. Rev. 863 (2019)