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

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

Brief of 36 Intellectual Property and Copyright Law Professors as Amicus Curiae, ABC v. Aereo, No. 13-461 (Supreme Court) (with David Post)

Speech Engines, 98 Minnesota Law Review 868 (2014)

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 2013 office hours: Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, or by appointment