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Agnieszka McPeak

Agnieszka McPeak

Associate Professor of Law

Office: LC 2008D
Campus Phone: 419.530.5104
Fax Number: 419.530.4447
Secretary: Sandra Garcia; 419.530.2878
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Agnieszka McPeak joined the faculty in fall 2014 and teaches Torts, Ethics, Data Security & Privacy Law, and Social Media Discovery. She also coordinates Toledo Law's involvement in the School of US Law and Business at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. Her research interests involve the impact of new technology, like social media, on civil procedure, ethics, and privacy law.

Professor McPeak’s legal scholarship has been cited numerous times in court documents and secondary sources. Her 2015 article, Social Media, Smartphones, and Proportional Privacy in Civil Discovery, was quoted by an Illinois appellate court in Carlson v. Jerousek for the proposition that privacy interests should limit overly intrusive civil discovery. Professor McPeak frequently presents at academic conferences and has been invited to participate in symposia on topics such as the sharing economy, civil discovery, and big data regulation. She also speaks to judges, practitioners, and the general public on emerging technology and the law.

Before joining the Toledo Law faculty, Professor McPeak was a Westerfield Fellow at Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was admitted to the Louisiana bar in 2007 and practiced for five years with the New Orleans law firm of Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC in the areas of complex commercial litigation, intellectual property law, malpractice, and mass tort litigation. During her time at Stone Pigman, she was selected for inclusion to the 2009 edition of Benchmark Litigation for her work in commercial litigation and has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Louisiana Super Lawyers magazine.

She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Tulane University Law School in 2007, where she served as a managing editor of the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law, won the 2006-07 Tulane Moot Court Senior ADR Competition, and served as the Administrative Justice for Academic Affairs of the Tulane Moot Court Board. Upon graduation, she received the Brian P. McSherry Award for demonstrating the greatest dedication to the Law School's community service program and the Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter, Award for achieving the greatest distinction in the study of federal law. She received her B.A., with honors, in Literature and in History from University of California, Santa Cruz, in 2001.

Prior to attending law school, Professor McPeak negotiated translation rights and handled international sales for a computer book publisher in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Professor McPeak’s CV


Selected Publications

Disappearing Data , __ Wis. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2018).

Self-Destruct Apps: Spoliation by Design?, __ U. Akron L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2018) (invited symposium piece).

Regulating Ridesharing Platforms Through Tort Law, 39 Hawaii L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2017) (invited symposium piece).

Sharing Tort Liability in the New Sharing Economy, 49 Conn. L. Rev. (2016).

Social Data Discovery and Proportional Privacy, 65.1 Cleveland State L. Rev. 59 (2016) (invited symposium piece).

Social Media, Smartphones, and Proportional Privacy in Civil Discovery, 64 U. Kan. L. Rev. 235 (2015).

Avoiding Misrepresentation in Informal Social Media Discovery, 17 SMU Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 581 (2015) (invited symposium piece).

Social Media Snooping and Its Ethical Bounds, 46 Ariz. St. L.J. 845, 845 (2014).

The Facebook Digital Footprint: Paving Fair and Consistent Pathways to Civil Discovery of Social Media Data, 48 Wake Forest L. Rev. 887 (2013).

Last Updated: 2/2/18