Kristopher A. Nelson, JD, MA

c/o 9500 Gilman Drive #0104, La Jolla, CA 92093


Research and writing, particularly in law and history. Legal knowledge, especially in employment and discrimination law, intellectual property, and privacy. Teaching and training, including writing development and technology instruction. Systems administration, especially Linux-based servers. Web development and design, including HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Project and staff management in technology-intensive environments.


2011 - present

Consultant at kNk Advising

Providing law and technology consulting, web development, and legal research and writing services.

2009 - present

Researcher and Instructor at UC San Diego

Researching and writing dissertation on the historical impact of technology on privacy law. Teaching legal history, history of science, and undergraduate writing.

Summer 2008

Law Clerk at the Legal Aid - Employment Law Center

Researched and wrote memos, subpoenas, complaints. Reviewed documents. Assisted with depositions. Conducted client interviews.


Extern at the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District

Researched and wrote draft judicial opinions under the supervision of an appellate justice and his staff.

1999 - 2009

Systems Analyst/Manager at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Managed staff and projects, researched and developed projects, created new software, wrote documentation, developed IT systems, and advised clients and staff for this non-profit cancer research center.

1998 - 1999

Senior Computer Specialist at the University of Washington

Supported clients, tracked bugs, and wrote documentation for PINE.


2016 (expected)

PhD Candidate in History of Science and Science Studies at UC San Diego

Dissertation on the historical impact of technology on privacy law.


JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law


BA in Comparative History of Ideas from the University of Washington


BA in Comparative Literature and Spanish from the University of Washington


English (native), Spanish (excellent), French (conversational)