Law & Policy

The Law & Policy research group studies the interactions between technology and society, with a special focus on steering technologies along healthier paths. From drones to derivatives contracts, from social networks to startups, our world-renowned researchers focus on improving the design, deployment, and regulation of technologies to optimize their beneficial uses and societal impact.


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Matthew D’Amore

Associate Dean and Professor of Practice

Matthew D’Amore is a Professor of Practice at Cornell Tech and in the Law School at Cornell University. He currently serves as an Associate Dean at Cornell Tech and Director of the Law, Technology & Entrepreneurship Program at Cornell Law School & Cornell Tech.

Research focus: Intellectual property, licensing, and the impact of advancing technology on the practice of law.

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James Grimmelmann

Tessler Family Professor of Digital and Information Law

James Grimmelmann is a Professor at Cornell Tech and in the Law School at Cornell University.

Research focus: How laws regulating software affect freedom, wealth, and power


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Helen Nissenbaum

Andrew H. and Ann R. Tisch Professor

Helen Nissenbaum is a Professor at Cornell Tech and in the Information Science Department at Cornell University.

Research focus: Ethical perspective on policy, law, science, and engineering relating to information technology, computing, digital media and data science


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Research Highlight: James Grimmelmann on Internet Law

Professor James Grimmelmann researches internet law and intellectual property. Here, he discusses the legal questions facing us in the digital age.