James Grimmelmann, with two 'n's at the end
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I’m Professor of Law at the University of Maryland, where I direct the Intellectual Property Program, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies.

I study how laws regulating software affect freedom, wealth, and power. I try to help lawyers and technologists understand each other.

Recent Writings

The Blockchain Gang, Slate (Feb. 16, 2016) (with Arvind Narayanan)

Introduction: Books and Culture, in The Boy Who Could Change the World: The Writings of Aaron Swartz (New Press 2015)


Fall 2015: Intellectual Property and IP Homeroom

Spring 2016: Internet Law, Property, and IP Homeroom


University of Maryland
Francis King Carey School of Law
500 W. Baltimore St.
Room 231
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 706-7260
jgrimmelmann AT law DOT umaryland DOT edu

My office hours for fall 2015 are 1:30 to 3:00 on Thursdays, or by appointment. As always, I’m in my office much more than that, so if the door is open, please feel free to drop by anytime unannounced.