Molly S. Van Houweling

  • Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

Professor of Law

School of Law

University of California, Berkeley

447 Boalt Hall (North Addition)
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200

(510) 643-2670

Website: Berkeley School of Law faculty profile

Issues: Copyright and Trademark and Intellectual Property

About Molly S. Van Houweling

Molly Shaffer Van Houweling joined the Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) faculty in fall 2005 from the University of Michigan Law School, where she had been an assistant professor since 2002. Van Houweling's teaching and research interests include intellectual property, law and technology, property, and constitutional law. She was a visiting professor at Boalt in 2004-05.

Before joining the Michigan faculty, Van Houweling was president of Creative Commons, a nonprofit group that facilitates sharing of intellectual property. Van Houweling has served as senior adviser to the president and board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the entity that oversees the Internet Domain Name System. She has been a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School and at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. Van Houweling clerked for Judge Michael Boudin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit and Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court.

B.A., University of Michigan
J.D., Harvard Law School