Global Freedom of Expression

Kyle Welch

Kyle received a B.S. in mechanical engineering at Ohio State University in 2011 before receiving his J.D. from California Western School of Law in 2014. In his time at CWSL, Kyle interned at New Media Rights, a nonprofit organization providing free and low-cost legal advice to internet users, artists, and entrepreneurs (where he is now an acting member on the advisory board); studied patent prosecution during an internship at SPAWAR, in the Navy’s patent division of general counsel; served as an associate editor for the California Western Law Review and International Law Journal; and externed for the Honorable Karen Crawford at the United States District Court, Southern District of California.

Kyle had a comment on custodial interrogation and Miranda v. Arizona published in the California Western Law Review in 2014, and an article on what he termed “crisis legislation” as illustrated by the Patriot Act published in the Capital University Law Review in summer 2015. Kyle is now an attorney in the state of California. He is currently a licensing associate at the San Diego State University Technology Transfer Office, where he works to secure intellectual property rights on behalf of the university, and then to transition that intellectual property to market for the public benefit. Kyle is thrilled to be a part of the Global Freedom of Expression at Columbia University’s mission to further international norms for freedom of speech and expression. He also likes football, basketball, and rock and roll.