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EdTech Law Center

The EdTech Law Center helps people exercise their rights to force the EdTech industry to serve students, not shareholders.

The EdTech Law Center (ETLC) works to hold education technology companies legally accountable for the harm they inflict on students and their families.

The ETLC’s mission is to keep education free and not conditioned on submission to persistent surveillance and commercial exploitation of student information.

Julie Liddell  |  Founding Attorney

Julie Liddell has devoted her career to helping people of all backgrounds find justice in the courts. She spent ten years in public service as staff attorney for judges in the highest courts in Texas resolving both criminal and civil matters ranging from complex commercial disputes to death-penalty appeals. 

In her time at the Texas Judicial Commission on Mental Health, she led the creation and development of the Texas Mental Health and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Law Bench Book, now the leading guide for judges and practitioners on all issues pertaining to mental health across the justice system in the state. 

In recent years, Julie has fought for individuals and families against powerful, well-resourced interests in a wide range of legal actions. Some of those she has helped include survivors of toxic mold exposure seeking recovery from substandard construction work, financially disadvantaged women fighting for their rights in family disputes, and individuals who have been harmed by unethical attorney conduct. 

She is now turning her efforts to help families and teachers fight for their health, wellness, and privacy against tech companies who are exploiting them for profit. She understands that parents and children should not be forced to choose between their rights to health, safety, and privacy and their right to an education.

Julie grew up in Oklahoma and is a tribal member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. After receiving undergraduate degrees from the University of Oklahoma and graduating with highest honors, she attended the University of Texas School of Law, where she received the President’s Award for Excellence and graduated with honors. 

During law school, Julie worked at the District Attorney’s office in the Family Justice Division and in the Cyber Crimes Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Texas protecting children from online solicitation. She went on to clerk for the Honorable Cathy Cochran and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, where she later served as staff attorney to the Honorable Elsa Alcala. 

Nearly 20 years later, Julie still calls Austin home, where she lives with her husband and two young children, who are the inspiration for her work.

Julie Liddell

By putting profits before the legal rights of students and parents, EdTech companies jeopardize students’ opportunities now and in the future. ETLC helps people exercise their rights to force the EdTech industry to serve students, not shareholders.

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