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

Brief of Amicus Curiae James Grimmelmann, Berry v. LexisNexis Risk & Information Analytics Group, Inc. (4th Cir. 2014)

Discrimination by Database, Jotwell (November 2014), reviewing Solon Barocas and Andrew Selbst, Big Data’s Disparate Impact

Letters about Facebook and OkCupid’s Experiments on users (with Leslie Meltzer Henry):

Internet Law: Cases and Problems 4.0

The fourth edition of my casebook is now available, featuring:


Fall 2014: Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property: Drafting, and IP Homeroom

Spring 2015: Internet Law, Conflict of Laws, 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

Fall 2014 office hours: Wednesdays, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, or by appointment