Sharia Mayfield

Adjunct Professor

Sharia Mayfield is an adjunct professor teaching privacy law. Mayfield, born and raised in Oregon, has a BA in creative writing from Stanford and a JD from Georgetown. She worked for two years as an intelligence and national security advisor to US Senator Ron Wyden before joining the Oregon Department of Justice as a trial attorney and now an appellate attorney.

Mayfield's passion for privacy law stems from personal experience with federal government surveillance leading up to her father's 2004 wrongful arrest. Mayfield, an outspoken advocate for privacy rights, has been interviewed by Stanford's KZSU radio, published in UC Berkeley's Journal of Comparative Literature, and appeared on Fox Business and CSPAN. In her spare time, Mayfield enjoys running, writing sci-fi, and playing 2048.


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center
  • BA, Stanford University


  • Law 275: Privacy Law

Selected Publications

  • Mayfield, S. and Mayfield, B. (2015). "Improbable Cause: The War on Terror's Assault on the Bill of Rights." Salem, NH: Divertir Publishing.