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.

Internet Law: Cases and Problems 3.0

The third edition of my casebook is now available from Semaphore Press.


Fall 2013: Intellectual Property

Spring 2014: Internet Law, Property, and IP Homeroom

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

Spring 2015: Internet Law, Conflict of Laws, and IP Homeroom

Recent Writings

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)


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