James Grimmelmann is Professor of Law at the University of Maryland and has taught at New York Law School and the Georgetown University Law Center. He has served as a Resident Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale, and as a law clerk to the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Professor Grimmelmann studies how the law governing the creation and use of computer software affects individual freedom and the distribution of wealth and power in society. As both a lawyer and a technologist, he aims to help these two groups speak intelligibly to each other. He writes about intellectual property, virtual worlds, search engines, online privacy, and other topics in computer and Internet law. Professor Grimmelmann has a background in computer technology; he worked for Microsoft as a programmer and has been blogging since 2000. In 2007, he was named one of Interview Magazine's "New Pop A-List: 50 To Watch (Age 30 or Under)."
Previously, Professor Grimmelmann was a legal intern for Creative Commons and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
A.B., Harvard College, 1999
J.D., Yale University, 2005