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Professor of Law and Information Management, and, Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
Pamela Samuelson is a Professor at the University of California at Berkeley with a joint appointment in the School of Information Management & Systems as well as in the School of Law where she is a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. She teaches courses on intellectual property, cyberlaw and information policy. She has written and spoken extensively about the challenges that new inforamtion technologies pose for traditional legal regimes, especially for intellectual property law, and is an advisor for the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic.
In June of 1997 she was named a Fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Samuelson is also a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery, a Pulibc Policy Fellow and a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a member of the American Law Institute, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Northern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. From 1990-2000 she was a Contributing Editor of the computing professionals' journal, Communications of the ACM, for which she wrote a regular "Legally Speaking" column. In 1998, she was recognized by the National Law Journal as being amoung the 50 most influential female lawyers in the country and among the eight most influential in Northern California.
In May 2000 she received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Hawaii Law School. Samuelson is currently serving on the National Research Council's Study Committee on Intellectual Property Rights in the Knowledge-Based Economy and previously served on the Council's Study Committee on Intellectual Property Rights and the National information Infrastructure which produced a report entitled, "The Digital Dilemma" Intellectual Property Rights in an Information Age." In June 2000, the National Law Journal named her as one of the hundred most influential lawyers in the U.S.
A 1976 graduate of Yale Law Law School, she practiced law an an associate with the New York law firm Willkie Farr & Gallaher before turning to more academic pursuits. From 1981 through June 1996 she was a member of the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Law School, from which she then visited at Columbia, Cornell, and Emory Law Schools. She also served as the principal investigator for the Software Licensing project at Carnegie Mellon University.
Professor of Law and Information Management, and,
Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
Dr. Samuelson has written and spoken extensively about the challenges that new information technologies are posing for public policy and traditional legal regimes.
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