Professor of Law
James Grimmelmann is a professor of law at New York Law School and a member of its Institute for Information Law & Policy. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was Editor in Chief of LawMeme and a member of the Yale Law Journal. Prior to law school, he received an A.B. in computer science from Harvard College and worked as a programmer for Microsoft. He has served as a resident fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale, as a legal intern for Creative Commons and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and as a law clerk to the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
He studies how the law governing the creation and use of computer software affects individual freedom and the distribution of wealth and power in society. As a lawyer and technologist, he aims to help these two groups speak intelligibly to each other. He writes about intellectual property, virtual worlds, search engines, online privacy, and other topics in computer and Internet law. Recent publications include The Internet Is a Semicommons, 78 Fordham L. Rev. 2799 (2010), Saving Facebook, 94 Iowa L. Rev. 1137 (2009), and The Ethical Visions of Copyright Law, 77 Fordham L. Rev. 2005 (2009).
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Harvard, B.A. 1999 (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
Yale, J.D. 2005 (LawMeme, Editor-in-Chief; Yale Law Journal, Member)
Law Clerk, Hon. Maryanne Trump Barry, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit