Simon Sun

Brief biography

Simon Sun is an S.J.D. candidate at Indiana University, Maurer School of Law. His research concerns First Amendment issues, privacy, and cybersecurity in the realm of cyber law & policy. Specifically, he examines the liability of Internet intermediaries, algorithmic harm, and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in his dissertation research. He has a forthcoming publication entitled "Defending Democracy: Constructing Taiwan's Compliance with Cybernorm," forthcoming in an edited volume published by Cambridge University Press.

At Maurer, he works as a Writing Specialist, Co-coordinator of the Graduate Colloquium, and Chair of the Maurer Global Forum. He is also a research fellow at The Digital Economist, conducting research projects related to the digital economy, including the environmental impact of artificial intelligence, blockchain governance, and cybersecurity advisory services for government entities. In 2021, Simon co-founded "Law as Science," an academic initiative that focuses on different research methodologies, composed of S.J.D. candidates from various law schools. Simon Sun holds an LL.M. degree from Duke Law School and an LL.B. degree from National Chung Cheng University.

Research interests

  • Free Speech
  • Privacy
  • Cybersecurity
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain Governance


Presentations and Conferences

  • An Introduction to the Maurer Global Forum August 2022, Graduate Colloquium Bloomington, IN
  • The Rise of Internet Sovereignty: A Case Study of Taiwan July 2022
  • North American Taiwan Studies Association 2022 Annual Conference Virtual
  • Strategies of English Medium Instruction in Law: Introducing the Socratic Method to Taiwan June 2022
  • 2022 International Online Conference on Bilingual Education: Teaching Practices and Challenges Virtual
  • An introduction to researching U.S. cyber law (淺談美國網路法之研究) April 2022
    Soochow University School of Law Taipei, TW
  • Internet Intermediary Liability and Algorithmic Governance: A Section 230 Proposal April 2022
  • 2022 National S.J.D. roundtable Washington, D.C.
  • Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and Internet Intermediary Liability: An Algorithmic Approach January 2022
  • Media Law and Policy Scholars Conference Virtual, Discussant: Professor Eric Goldman
  • Data Trust: Treating Data as Property December 2021
  • 2021 National Technology Law Conference Taipei, TW
  • Academic Career Manual: The Triadic Model for a Successful Scholastic Career September 2021
  • Graduate Colloquium Bloomington, IN