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Peter  Salib




Peter N. Salib

Assistant Professor

Peter N. Salib is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center and Associated Faculty in Public Affairs. He also serves as Law and Policy Advisor to the Center for AI Safety in San Francisco and is co-director of the Center for Law & AI Risk.

Peter is an expert in the law of artificial intelligence. His research applies substantive constitutional doctrine and economic analysis to questions of AI governance. He has previously written about how machine learning techniques can be used to solve intractable-seeming problems in constitutional policy. Peter’s current research focuses on how law can help mitigate catastrophic risks from increasingly capable AI.

Peter’s long-form scholarship has been published in, among others, the University of Chicago Law ReviewMichigan Law Review, Northwestern University Law ReviewWashington University Law Review, and Texas Law Review (twice). His shorter works have been published in the digital editions of the Duke Law Journal, Notre Dame Law Review, Southern California Law Review, Texas Law Review, and University of Chicago Law Review (thrice). Peter has presented his work at, among others, the Harvard/Yale/Stanford Junior Faculty Forum, the University of Michigan Junior Scholars Conference, the Harvard Law and Economics Workshop, and the Yale Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference.

Prior to joining the University of Houston Law Center, Peter was a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Before that, Peter practiced law at Sidley Austin LLP and served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Frank H. Easterbrook.