Peter Henderson

JD-PhD Candidate

Stanford University

Peter Henderson is a joint JD-PhD candidate at Stanford University, in computer science and AI. At Stanford, he is an OpenPhilanthropy AI Fellow, and Graduate Student Fellow in the Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab. Peter’s research focuses on topics at the intersection of AI, law, and policy, melding together technical research with legal research, such as in the recent “Foundation Models and Fair Use” paper, for which Peter served as the lead author, and which examined empirically LLM models’ use of copyrighted works, . 

Previously, Peter held a number of positions in AI, law, and policy, including working at the California Supreme Court with Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, co-leading the Domestic Violence Pro Bono Project at Stanford Law School, working as a software engineer and applied scientist at Amazon Web Services and Alexa, and acting as a technical advisor at the Institute for Security and Technology.