Professor Grimmelmann came to the New York Law School from the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, where he was a resident fellow. He teaches Copyright, Intellectual Property, Internet Law, and Property Law and is a member of the Institute for Information Law & Policy.
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. He has been involved in the School’s State of Play Conference as an interviewer, speaker, and moderator. 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