Institute for Information Law and Policy

The Institute for Information Law and Policy is New York Law School’s home for the study of law, technology and civil liberties. Participants in the Institute aim not only to understand the interplay between law and technology, but also to influence its evolution with changing times. The Institute develops and applies theories of information and communication to analyze law and policy. It also seeks to design new technologies and systems that will best serve the values of democracy and social justice in the digital age.

For more information on the Center, visit About Us.

In 2009, the IILP began publishing an annual report detailing the Institute’s major events throughout the previous academic year.  Click here to view the IILP 2011-12 Annual Report.

Recent Publications

Professor Richard Sherwin recently published: Law, Culture and Visual Studies (co-edited with Anne Wagner) (Springer 2013); “Performer la Loi. Présences et simulacres, sur scène et au tribunal.” [“Law as Performance: Presence and Simulation Inside the Theater/Courtroom”] Revue Communications, Paris, no. (2013); “Visual Jurisprudence,” New York Law School Law Review Symposium Issue on “Visualizing Law in the Digital Age” (Fall 2012) vol. 57/1; “Constitutional Purgatory: Shades and Presences Inside the Courtroom,” in Leif Dahlberg, ed. Visualizing Law and Authority (Walter de Gruyter 2012); “Law’s Life on the Screen,” in Sara Steinert-Borella’s and Caroline Wiedmer’s Intersections of Law and Culture  (Palgrave Macmillan Socio-Legal Studies: 2012).

Professor Ari Ezra Waldman recently published: Durkheim’s Internet: Social and Political Theory in Online Society, 7 N.Y.U. J. L. & Lib. 355 (2013); All Those Like You: Identity Aggression and Student Speech, 77 Missouri L. Rev. 563 (2013); Hostile Educational Environments, 71 Maryland L. Rev. 705 (2012). He contributed to the blog,, in September 2013. His posts are available here. His article, Exceptions: The Illogical Approach to HIV-Related Aggravated Assaults, 18 Va. J. Soc. Pol’y & L. 552 (2011), will soon be available as a chapter in Dana Petersen and Vanessa Panfil, Handbook of LGBT Communities, Crime and Justice (expected 2013).

IILP In The News

Adjunct Professor Zvi Rosen was awarded the Charles B. Seton Award from The Copyright Society of the USA for his article “Reimagining Bleistein: Copyright for Advertisements in Historical Perspective,” which appeared in The Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A (Volume 59, Issue 2).  The Seton Award is given to the person whose article or other submission published in The Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A constitutes a significant contribution to scholarship in copyright law and displays original and creative ideas not previously published.


Check out the Music Copyright Ownership Adviser designed by Postgraduate Fellow Nyasha Foy. The Music Copyright Ownership Adviser is a legal expert system that evaluates and provide analysis on the copyright ownership of a song based on user generated responses. To preview this expert system, visit



Women in Technology Breakfast Panel

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

185 West Broadway, Events Space

Future of Games: eSports and Live Streaming


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

New York Law School

185 West Broadway, Events Center, 2nd Floor

For more information, visit our Events Page.