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Meet our Team

The MLS and CLS program team focuses on ensuring that all MLS and CLS students receive the highest quality education and advance their career goals. Penn State Law's MLS and CLS programs offer students valuable career resources and connections.

Margaret Hu  

Associate Dean for Non-JD Programs

J.D., Duke Law School
B.A., University of Kansas

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Margaret Hu is a Professor of Law and of International Affairs, Institute for Computational and Data Sciences Faculty Fellow, and Faculty Member of the Institute for Network and Security Research in the College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. She also serves as Penn State Law's inaugural Dean for Non-JD Programs. Her research interests include the intersection of immigration policy, national security, cybersurveillance, and civil rights. She has published several works on dataveillance and cybersurveillance, including, Biometric ID Cybersurveillance; Big Data Blacklisting; Taxonomy of the Snowden Disclosures; Biometric Cyberintelligence and the Posse Comitatus Act; and Algorithmic Jim Crow.  She is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Future of Privacy Forum, a non-profit think tank in Washington, D.C., that promotes responsible data privacy policies. Previously, she served as special policy counsel in the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC), Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice. Dean Hu holds a B.A. from the University of Kansas and a J.D. from Duke Law School. She clerked for Judge Rosemary Barkett on U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and subsequently joined the U.S. Department of Justice through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.

Kristin Hrehor  

Non-JD Program Coordinator

Ph.D., Temple University
M.A., Queen’s University
B.A., University of Regina

Kristin Hrehor is the Non-JD Program Coordinator at Penn State Law, overseeing the graduate student admission process and providing administrative support for all aspects of the Master of Legal Studies program. Before joining the team at Penn State Law, she was an instructional faculty member at Seoul National University (2016–2020) and Ewha Women’s University (2012–2015), both in Seoul, South Korea. At various universities over the years, Kristin has provided extensive support to a broad range of students seeking to study at the graduate level.