Najarian Peters, Esq., is Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Privacy Protection. In 2017 Professor Peters joined the Institute for Privacy Protection and spearheaded the Institute’s programs and developed its structure, including the establishment and maturation of its School Outreach Program. The School Outreach Program is currently functioning in five schools in New Jersey and New York and received national attention in the Washington Post, CBS News, and Common Sense Media. In the spring of 2018, Professor Peters co-founded the Municipal Privacy Task Force which will focus on local governmental privacy issues in New Jersey. Professor Peters is currently developing programs for the Institute focused on government and corporations. Additionally, Professor Peters will be developing an Intellectual Property course, and a research agenda focused on privacy localism, corporate law and privacy, and compliance. Prior to joining Seton Hall, Professor Peters was the Senior Healthcare Compliance Manager for the Health and Wellness Business Unit of Panasonic North America. Professor Peters has also served as Chief Compliance, Privacy Officer, and Risk Manager Counsel for National Healthcare Associates and as Senior Compliance, Ethics Liaison, and HIPAA Privacy Officer for the Rutgers Office of Ethics Compliance and Corporate Integrity. After graduating law school, Professor Peters joined Weill Cornell Medical School's Office of Research Compliance and Sponsored Programs.
Professor Peters earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Xavier University of Louisiana and her Juris Doctorate from Notre Dame Law School where she received the Joseph Ciraolo Memorial Award, Africana Studies Book Award, and a fellowship at the Center for Social Concerns. As a Graduate Fellow at the Center for Social Concerns Professor Peters created and taught the multi-disciplinary undergraduate seminar, Environmental Justice and Human Rights in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which examined the intersectionality of race, class, and environmental justice informed by Catholic social thought. Professor Peters received Graduate Certifications in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law and Policy Compliance and Healthcare Compliance from Seton Hall Law School.