I’m a professor at Cornell Law School
and Cornell Tech, where I direct CTRL-ALT, the Cornell Tech Research Lab in Applied Law and Technology.
I study how laws regulating software affect freedom, wealth, and power. I try to help lawyers and technologists understand each other. My research interests include search engines, digital copyright, online governance, content moderation, and other topics in computer and Internet law.
I tweet @grimmelm and blog at The Laboratorium.
CV | Bio | Disclosure | Courses | Publications | Work With Me
- EIP-5218: NFT Rights Management (draft 2022) (with Yan Ji and Tyler Kell) and IC3 NFT License (draft 2022)
- The Humble Vending Machine, Jotwell: Technology Law (July 2022), reviewing Gregory Klass, How to Interpret a Vending Machine: Smart Contracts and Contract Law (draft 2022)
- Internet Law: Cases and Problems (Semaphore Press) (12th ed. 2022)
- Blockchains as Infrastructure and Semicommons, 64 William and Mary Law Review (forthcoming 2023) (with A. Jason Windawi)
- Programming Languages and Law: A Research Agenda, 2nd ACM Symposium on Computer Science and Law (Nov. 1-2, 2022) (forthcoming)
- Shrutarshi Basu, Nate Foster, James Grimmelmann, Shan Parikh, and Ryan Richardson, A Programming Language for Future Interests, 24 Yale Journal of Law and Technology 75 (2022) and Littleton: A Future Interests Interpreter
- I am working on a book, CPU, Esq.: How Lawyers and Coders Do Things with Words, which explores the linguistic parallels between software and legal texts. Sign up for updates.
- My other writings are collected on my Publications page.
I have written three inexpensive casebooks: Internet Law: Cases and Problems, Patterns of Information Law (IP), and Open Source Property (with four colleagues).
I maintain some lists of IP/tech resources for scholars and students:
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