James Grimmelmann is the Tessler Family Professor of Digital and Information Law at Cornell Tech and Cornell Law School. He helps lawyers and technologists understand one another, applying ideas from computer science to problems in law and vice versa. Professor Grimmelmann studies how laws regulating software affect freedom, wealth, and power. He writes about search engines, social networks, data havens, hackers, trolls, copyright-infringing robots, and magical 3D printers, among other things. Professor Grimmelmann is the author of the casebook “Internet Law: Cases and Problems,” now in its fifth edition, as well as over 40 scholarly articles and essays.
Professor Grimmelmann holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and an A.B. in Computer Science from Harvard College. After teaching at New York Law School, Georgetown, and the University of Maryland, he joined Cornell Tech in 2016.