Pamela Samuelson
Professor of Law and Information Management, Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
School of Information
(510) 642-6775

Research Expertise and Interest

public policy, intellectual property law, new information technologies, traditional legal regimes, information management, copyright, software protection and cyberlaw


Pamela Samuelson has been a professor at Boalt Hall and the School of Information Management & Systems since 1996. She began her career as a legal academic at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. While there she was a visiting professor at Columbia Law School, Cornell Law School and Emory Law School. She also practiced with Willkie Farr & Gallagher's New York office. Samuelson has written and published widely in the areas of copyright, software protection and cyberlaw. From 1997 through 2002, Samuelson was a fellow of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. She is also a fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery. In 2001 she was appointed to a UC Berkeley Chancellor's Professorship for distinguished research, teaching and service for her contributions to both Boalt Hall and the School of Information Management and Systems. In 2002 she was named an honorary professor at the University of Amsterdam.

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