Pamela Samuelson

University of California Berkeley; Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology — Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law

Pamela is the Richard M. Sherman ’74 Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, and a Co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. In the fall term of 2019, she was the Bacon-Kilkenny Visiting Professor of Law at Fordham Law School. She has written and spoken extensively about the challenges that new information technologies pose for traditional legal regimes, especially for intellectual property law. She is co-founder and president of Authors Alliance. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a contributing editor of communications of the ACM, a past fellow of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and an honorary professor of the University of Amsterdam. Pamela is Vice-chair of the board of directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. She joined the Berkeley faculty in 1996 after serving as a professor at the University of Pittsburgh Law School. She has also visited at Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, and NYU Law Schools.

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