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

Copyright for Literate Robots, 101 Iowa Law Review (forthcoming)

An Offer You Can’t Understand, Jotwell: Cyberlaw (May 2015) (reviewing Lauren E. Willis, Performance-Based Consumer Law, 82 University of Chicago Law Review (forthcoming 2015))

Anarchy, Status Updates, and Utopia, 35 Pace Law Review 135 (2015)

The Law and Ethics of Experiments on Social Media Users, 13 Colorado Technology Law Journal 219 (2015)

In Its Antitrust Debacle, Was Google’s Real Victim You?, Wired (Apr. 20, 2015)

The Virtues of Moderation, 17 Yale Journal of Law and Technology 42 (2015)


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