Current NYU Cyber Scholars
Kevin Kuate Fodouop Originally from Paris, France, Kevin studied math, computer science and statistics at Ecole Polytechnique and Harvard University before spending 6 years in the technology industry. Kevin focused his tech career on social impact ventures, most recently leading product and growth teams in health tech and education tech. Prior to law school, Kevin was the Head of Growth at Mos.com, an education-tech startup that helps alleviate the student debt crisis by making college funding more accessible to students across the United States.
At NYU, Kevin has specialized in technology policy and regulation and has written and published on challenges raised by artificial intelligence in antitrust, intellectual property, and tort law. Kevin spent his 1L summer with the Antitrust Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office and his 2L summer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. At NYU, Kevin is an Executive Editor of the NYU Law Review and has served as the President of student groups Rights over Tech and the Asia Law Society. After graduation, Kevin will join the Antitrust Group of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
William Friend is a 2L at NYU Law School interested in the future of cyber conflict and cooperation at the national and international levels. At NYU Law he is a staff editor for the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics and a Jacobson Law & Business Leadership Scholar. This past summer, he was an SEC Scholar in the US Securities & Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement in the New York Regional Office. Prior to law school, Will worked as Global Director of Government Relations for a fintech startup.
Apurva Panse (she/her) is a 2L from Southern California. She is interested in the intersection of race, technology, and law, with a focus on technologies most harmful to marginalized communities. Before law school, she was a Product Manager at YouTube working on combatting misinformation and extremist content and graduated from UCLA with a degree in Computer Science. In addition to being a Cyber Scholar, she is a fellow with the Center on Race, Inequality and the Law, a research assistant for Professor Vincent Southerland, co-chair of SALSA (South Asian Law Students Association), co-president of Rights over Tech, a student advocate for the Suspension Representation Project, an instructor with the High School Law Institute and a Notes editor on the Law Review. She spent her 1L summer interning with the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice in their DNA Unit. After graduation, Apurva hopes to work on abolishing carceral surveillance and the technologies that amplify police power as an attorney and professor.